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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

Battle of Worcester - noon

Blue = Royalist/Scottish forces. Strength around 16,000.
Red = Parliamentary forces. Strength around 30,000
1 = Oliver Cromwell.
2 = Charles II was to watch the battle unfolding from the top of the tower of Worcester cathedral.
3 = Fort Royal.
4 = Bridges of Boats over the Rivers Severn and Teme.
5 = Colonel Charles Fleetwood.
6 = General Richard Deane.
7 = Major General Montgomery.
8 = David Leslie and Scots cavalry.
9 = Major General John Lambert.
10 = Major General Harrison. 
11 = Duke of Hamilton.

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
created: 26/03/2007

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