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Prince Rupert Of The Rhine 1619-1682 ~ Rupert routed a Parliamentarian force at Powick Bridge in September 1642. He fought at Edgehill after which he suggested a swift cavalry attack on London before the Earl of Essex's army could return. The King's counsellors urged a slow advance, and by the time they arrived, the city had organized defences against them forcing the King to retreat to Oxford. Some say that, in delaying, the Royalists had perhaps lost their best chance of winning the war.

Prince Rupert Of The Rhine 1619-1682 ~ Rupert routed a Parliamentarian force at Powick Bridge in September 1642. He fought at Edgehill after which he suggested a swift cavalry attack on London before the Earl of Essex's army could return. The King's counsellors urged a slow advance, and by the time they arrived, the city had organized defences against them forcing the King to retreat to Oxford. Some say that, in delaying, the Royalists had perhaps lost their best chance of winning the war.

on Oak Apple Day, 29 May, Worcester the 'Faithful City' celebrates the day by decorating the entrance to the Guildhall with oak branches and leaves. Oak Apple day marks the birthday of Charles II in 1630 and his restoration to the throne in 1660. Worcester played a significant role in the English Civil War with the first skirmish in September 1642 taking place nearby at Powick Bridge and the final battle was in Worcester on 3 September 1651, from which Charles made his famous and epic…

on Oak Apple Day, 29 May, Worcester the 'Faithful City' celebrates the day by decorating the entrance to the Guildhall with oak branches and leaves. Oak Apple day marks the birthday of Charles II in 1630 and his restoration to the throne in 1660. Worcester played a significant role in the English Civil War with the first skirmish in September 1642 taking place nearby at Powick Bridge and the final battle was in Worcester on 3 September 1651, from which Charles made his famous and epic…

The Palatine Princes, Van Dyck, 1637. Photo: Musée Louvre. Rupert is the soulful looking one on the right, while his elder brother Carl is on the left.

The Palatine Princes, Van Dyck, 1637. Photo: Musée Louvre. Rupert is the soulful looking one on the right, while his elder brother Carl is on the left.

Margaret of Anjou (1430 –1482) - wife of Henry VI; a key figure in the Wars of the Roses & at times personally led the Lancastrians. She lost her son Edward, Prince of Wales, at the Battle of Tewkesbury.

Margaret of Anjou (1430 –1482) - wife of Henry VI; a key figure in the Wars of the Roses & at times personally led the Lancastrians. She lost her son Edward, Prince of Wales, at the Battle of Tewkesbury.

In the English Civil War, the supporters of King Charles I were referred to pejoratively as the “Cavaliers,” a word which carried charged meanings in 17th century England. The Cavaliers generally referred to themselves as “Royalists,” referencing their support for the King of England in his struggle against the Parliamentarians. The term “Cavalier” certainly caught on, and many references to Cavaliers and Roundheads can be heard in discussions of the English Civil War.

In the English Civil War, the supporters of King Charles I were referred to pejoratively as the “Cavaliers,” a word which carried charged meanings in 17th century England. The Cavaliers generally referred to themselves as “Royalists,” referencing their support for the King of England in his struggle against the Parliamentarians. The term “Cavalier” certainly caught on, and many references to Cavaliers and Roundheads can be heard in discussions of the English Civil War.

Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (1567 - 1625). Son of William the Silent and Anna of Saxony. He succeeded his brother as Prince of Orange.

Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (1567 - 1625). Son of William the Silent and Anna of Saxony. He succeeded his brother as Prince of Orange.

Portrait of Thomas Fairfax, (1612-1671). Leading Parliamentarian in the English Civil although was a supporter of the restoration of Charles II

Portrait of Thomas Fairfax, (1612-1671). Leading Parliamentarian in the English Civil although was a supporter of the restoration of Charles II

Prince Maurice of the Palatinate KG (1620 –1652), Count Palatine of the Rhine, 4th son of Frederick V, Elector Palatine and Princess Elizabeth, only daughter of James I, King of England.He accompanied his elder brother, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, to take the part of their uncle Charles I in the English Civil War in 1642.Died when his flagship went down in a hurricane.

Prince Maurice of the Palatinate KG (1620 –1652), Count Palatine of the Rhine, 4th son of Frederick V, Elector Palatine and Princess Elizabeth, only daughter of James I, King of England.He accompanied his elder brother, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, to take the part of their uncle Charles I in the English Civil War in 1642.Died when his flagship went down in a hurricane.

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