The Battle of Worcester, the last battle of the Civil Wars, was fought on 3rd September 1651; nine years earlier the first substantial action of the war had taken place barely two miles to the south of the city, at Powick Bridge. Whereas that first skirmish had been a dramatic success for Prince Rupert's royalist cavalry, by 1651 it was parliament's New Model Army that was the dominant military force. This pack has been produced for the Battlefields Trust by Ian Binnie.


Educational Resources

Download the classroom activities, documents, illustrations and maps:


  • Educators Guide
  • Cromwell and Charles
  • Photographs
  • Pictures of Soldiers
  • A Timeline
  • A plan of the battle
  • Equipment labelling
  • Maps


Classroom Resources

  • The Campaign – the narrative
  • The Battle of Worcester – the narrative
  • Exercises on Cromwell and Charles
  • Exercises on the Timeline
  • The story of the battle – Produce a Storyboard
  • A Lego documentary
  • A 'Bag of rubbish' documentary
  • Produce Shadow Play
  • Text Sources
  • Picture Sources
  • Terminology task
  • Labelling exercises
  • Powick Church
  • Mystery object
  • Memorials
  • Could Prince Charles have won the battle? – Card Sort
  • Why did Cromwell win the campaign? – Concept Mapping

Download Resources

Click on the link below to download the Worcester Resources.

 Worcester Resources (19.85Mb)


Officer and Drummer
The Battlefields Resource Centre