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Battle of Worcester
Battle of Worcester timeline - late afternoon
Follow the ebbs and flows of the Battle of Worcester as it developed on 3 September 1651.
Battle of Worcester late pm
Blue = Royalist/Scottish forces. Strength around 16,000.
Cromwell saw the problems his right flank were having holding back the Royalist attacks and rushed back across the pontoon bridge with three brigades of troops.
The numerical superiority and better discipline of the New Model Army now swung the battle decisively in the Parliamentarian forces favour.
The Scots lost their third commander as Hamilton was wounded by cannon shot.
He was taken to the Commandery (now a civil war museum) where he died from his wounds.
Legend has it that Cromwell offered him the services of one of his surgeons, but Hamilton refused to be treated by anyone other than a Royalist doctor.
The Parliamentary forces were able to take the key position of Fort Royal, overlooking the Sidbury gate, and turned its guns on the defenders.
Charles' position was now very grave, with parliamentarian troops closing in on three sides and his won troops routed.
last updated: 13/03/2008 at 10:21