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Year 8 discover the Battle of Worcester

March 1st, 2020

1651 Battle of Worcester revisited

Two of America’s Founding Fathers, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson once visited Worcester and urged ‘all Englishmen to come in pilgrimage to this hill once a year’ because of what the 1651 Battle of Worcester represented in the fight for freedom.

So Year 8 followed this advice and braved the floods to follow the course of the battle. They climbed the tower of the cathedral where Charles II had watched his armies being rolled up by Cromwell’s New Model Army, and they were introduced to the arms and armour, the clothing, food and outlook of the soldiers and civilians at the Commandery. A slight majority of the group followed Dylan the ‘Clubman’ into staying neutral before the impending battle in spite of the rhetorical forces of Ojas the Parliamentarian and Maxwell the Royalist.

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