Battle of Worcester
Battle of Worcester timeline - noon
Follow the ebbs and flows of the Battle of Worcester as it developed on 3 September 1651.
Battle of Worcester - noon
Blue = Royalist/Scottish forces. Strength around 16,000.
Cromwell, on the east bank of the River Severn, could see the struggle his troops were having on the opposite bank.
To break the deadlock he personally led a large body of troops across the pontoon bridge to join the fighting.
The Scots now found themselves attacked in the front and the flank and began to give ground.
Seeing them losing ground, the Scots troops defending Powick bridge also began to retreat.
Keith was captured as the retreat toward Worcester began, and Montgomery was badly wounded.
The Scots began to fall back towards the city bridge (which was sited where the railway bridge is now) pursued by the Parliamentarians.
Charles was able to see this from his vantage point at the top of Worcester cathedral tower.
last updated: 13/03/2008 at 10:19