Relive Worcester’s experiences during the English Civil War

Worcester, Worcestershire

Visit the historic city of Worcester and discover the underlying heritage that tells the tale of the most supreme war story fought on English soil.

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Worcester is renowned as ‘The Faithful City’, due to being the last city to stand up for King Charles II in the Battle of Worcester, fought in 1651 against Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War. 

The city saw the first and last battles of the English Civil War in the 15th century, with The Commandery museum being the Head Quarters for King Charles II, a building that is infused with history. 

Adding to your visit, the Battle of Worcester City Centre Trail takes you along the city streets through a memorable piece of history, whilst beyond the city walls you can learn more about the Civil War tales that evoke England’s turbulent past.

At Civil War re-enactment events you can witness Cavaliers and Roundheads walking through the city streets, commemorating this important piece of history, which helped to build the foundation for British Parliament as it is today. 

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