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The Parliamentary forces
Statue of Oliver Cromwell
Statue of Oliver Cromwell
Details of the Parliamentary army and its commanders at the Battle of Worcester.
SEE ALSO
Battle map
Battle timeline
Battle pictures
Charles' army
Cromwell's army
What happened afterwards
Charles II - TV series
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FACTS

The Battle of Worcester took place of September the 3rd 1651

It was between a largely Scottish army under Charles II and the Parliamentary forces under Oliver Cromwell

After losing the battle Charles was forced to flee for his life.

Many of the Scottish soldiers who survived the battle were transported to America

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OLIVER CROMWELL 1599-1658

Did you know that?

  • Like John Major, Cromwell was MP for Huntingdon.
  • John Bunyon, who wrote Pilgrim's Progress, and John Milton, who wrote Paradise Lost, served under him
  • Cromwell had no formal military training
  • An effigy of Cromwell is pinned by his ears above the door into the Guildhall in Worcester. He's flanked by Charles I and Charles II.
  • He was succeeded as Lord Protector (briefly) by his son Richard
>>> more on Cromwell.
JOHN LAMBERT 1619-1683
Lambert was a Major General at the time of the Battle of Worcester, and had been fighting for the Parliamentarian side since the beginning of the civil war. He was second in command to Cromwell. After the restoration of Charles II he spent the remaining 24 years of his life in jail.
RICHARD DEANE 1610-1653
Deane was an artillery officer with Cromwell's New Model Army. He later served with the Navy after the execution of Charles I, and was killed at the Battle of North Freland. He was given a state funeral and buried in Westminster Abbey, but was disinterred after the restoration of Charles II.
CHARLES FLEETWOOD 1618-1692
Was a General of Horse with the New Model Army, as well as the MP for Marlborough. He married Cromwell's daughter Bridget. He was Commander in Chief in Ireland for a year under Cromwell's protectorate. After the restoration he was not imprisoned because he wasn't involved in the trial and execution of Charles I.
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