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Finding the Fugitive King (Part 1): White Ladies and Boscobel House

In chess, it’s all about capturing the King. Imagine this: You’ve lost the Battle of Worcester, and your soldiers have been killed, captured, and/or scattered. You know what comes next. Your father, after all, was murdered at the hands of … Continue reading

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The Battle of Worcester

On September 3, 1651, the final battle of the English Civil War was fought in Worcester. Today marks the 363rd anniversary. Charles Stuart (future Charles II) allied himself with the Scots in his bid to defeat Parliament and reclaim his late father’s … Continue reading

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