Worcester was the site of the final battle of the English Civil War. It's known as the 'faithful city' because its inhabitants remained loyal to Charles I and then supported Charles II in his attempt to regain the throne by force. However, this loyalty may have been exaggerated to gain royal favour for the city after the Restoration.
It was from Worcester that Charles II made his escape to France -- the exact spot is marked by a plaque on the King Charles' House pub. The city is also home to The Commandery, which is (so it says) the only dedicated Civil War museum in Britain.
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