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Battle of Worcester timeline - the end

Follow the ebbs and flows of the Battle of Worcester as it developed on 3 September 1651.

Battle of Worcester - end

Battle of Worcester - end

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.

Charles was now in serious danger of being captured as Parliamentary forces closed in from three sides.

They now held the Sidbury gate, and the Friars gate, and Parliamentarian horseman were closing in on Charles.

Legend has it that a man called William Bagnall drove an oxcart in front of the cavalry, and Charles was able to escape to his headquarters in the Cornmarket.

From there Charles escaped though the nearby St Martins Gate, to begin a long flight across the country with a price on his head.

The black and white building from which he escaped is still known as King Charles House, and is now a restaurant.

last updated: 13/03/2008 at 10:22
created: 26/03/2007

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