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WORCESTER CATHEDRAL, CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2007 - Sandra Taylor

Bronze plaque on the wall situated in the North East aisle inside the cathedral, opposite the Quire Pulpit. Flat ‘bust’ above inscription with decorated side panels.
Photographs Copyright © 2007 - Sandra Taylor

TIN THE SACRARIUM OF THIS CATHEDRAL RESTS
THE BODY OF WILLIAM, SECOND DUKE OF
HAMILTON, CASTLE HERALD, MARQUESS OF
DOUGLAS AND CLYDESDALE, EARL OF ANGUS
ARRAN, AND LANARK, BARON OF AVEN, POLMONT
MACHANSHIRE, INNERDALE, ABERNETHY, AND
JEDBURGH FOREST; ONE OF HIS MAJESTYS MOST
HONOURABLE PRIVY COUNCIL AND KNIGHT OF THE
MOST NOBLE ORDER OF THE GARTER; BORN DEC
14TH 1616, DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED AT THE
BATTLE OF WORCESTER, SEPTEMBER 12TH 1651
IN THE 35TH YEAR OF HIS AGE

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THIS BRONZE HAS BEEN ERECTED TO PERPETUATE
THE MEMORY OF A ZEALOUS PATRIOT AND A NOBLE
EXAMPLE OF VALOUR AND WISDOM, WHO TOOK AN
IMPORTANT PART IN THE CIVIL WAR OF 1651, AND WAS
MORTALLY WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF WORCESTER
WHILE LEADING THE FINAL CHARGE. HE DIED AT
THE COMMANDERY IN THIS CITY, AND WAS INTERRED
BEFORE THE HIGH ALTAR OF THIS CATHEDRAL IN
A SPACE INDICATED BY A FLOOR-BRASS WITHIN THE
ENCLOSURE OF THE SANCTUARY.

Last updated 24 February, 2007
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