History of War

WORCESTER THE BATTLEFIELD OF LIBERTY

Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester. He considered this last battle to be his “crowning glory”, although it is little-remembered today

“WORCESTER WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BATTLES OF THE AGE AND CHANGED THE COURSE OF BRITISH, AND PERHAPS GLOBAL, HISTORY”

The British Civil Wars did not end with the execution of Charles I in 1649 as is commonly supposed. The Stuarts were monarchs of both England and Scotland, but the English had not consulted the Scots during Charles’s trial and execution. Subsequently, the angered Scots proclaimed Charles’s heir as king. The youthful Charles II then invaded republican England to claim his English throne. However, he was defeated at Worcester on 3 September by Oliver Cromwell and the New

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