History of Worcester

Worcester battle

Not every town has a battle to its name. Malcom Atkin’s Worcester sets out in a graphic and easily understood way the movements of the opposing armies of Cromwell and Charles II as they approached Worcester for the climactic defeat of  young Charles II on 3 September 1651, the final decisive engagement of the English Civil Wars. Malcolm Atkin gives a detailed and gripping account of the deadly combat that followed and describes the fate of the approximately10,000 Scottish prisoners. He retraces the route of Charles II as he made his dramatic escape.