Exceeding true and joyfull NEWES FROM WORCESTER: Wherin is Declared two glorious Battels per­formed by the Parliaments Forces against the Kings Army, Septemb. 24. and 26.

The first by the Earl of Essex with ten Troops of Horse, against Prince Robert, and Commissary Wilmot, with 14 Troops, within half a mile of VVorce­ster, who after 4 or 5 hours fight, slew Commissary VVilmot, wounded Prince Robert in the head, and killed about 30. Common souldiers.

Of the Earl of Essex side were slain Serjeant Major Doug­las, and about 20 Common souldiers. This battell was fought upon Monday last, and with much difficulty his Excel­lency obtained the victory, and hath beaten all the Cavaleers out of VVorcester. The second battle was fought the L. Sey, against Sir Iohn Byron neer Shrewsburie, Sep. 24, 1642.

Septemb, 29. Printed for James Blake, to prevent all false Copies from those Parts, by order.


Brought from thence by the last Post, Sep­tember the 27. 1442.

ON Sonday last, Mr. FINES drew up his Forces, and began to give an Assault upon that Gate of the City, which is called Sudburie, and did very good execution, ha­ving almost gotten entrance into the City, but this most happy at­tempt was prevented most unfortunately; For be­fore the Gates were absolutely made open to his Forces, Sir IOHN BYRON drew up a strong force of horse, and immediatly issued forth, and gave them a fierce and violent encounter, which Master [Page] FINES wisely weighing their power and strength, not to be so strong and able as he did wish, and considering how many worthy lives, and what va­liant bloud might bee spilt in this quarrell, would not hazz [...]rd his men upon the least disadvantage, b [...] judiciously weighing all things, he withdrew his Forces some 4 miles from the City to a place cal­led Knowl [...]ill expecting some more Forces dayly to arrive there, by whose aid and assistance he might finish what he had before begun.

And upon Satterday last, the L. Sey and Captain Brown came to VVORCESTER with their Forces placing them in the most advantagious places for their purpose.

And for the prevention of the enemies flight o­ver the Bridge into Wales, they placed a strong Garrison at St Iones, almost a mile from the City, by this meanes prohibiting and staying them from having ano aid and assistance from the Welch. And some other Forces they placed in Perry-vvood a­bout two miles from the City, and having thus surrounded the City, they made a Battery against the walls planting their Ordnance at St. Iones, and many happy shots were made against the town, the Cavaleers answering them againe with as much strength as they could.

But all in vain, for the L. Sey and Captain Brown received no losse or harme, but it is thought that there mas much harm done in the City.

This fight continued for the space of seven hours many of the Cavaleers being slaine therein, and some of the chiefest Ring-Leaders in this lewd and [Page]wicked practise against the King, Church and state were wounded, among whom Sir Sterington Tal­bot a great complotter in this businesse, received the first hurt, being shot in the shoulder.

Master Colbin is likewise dangerously woun­ded, many more were killed, but the full and perfect Number of them is not as yet known, they concei­ling their losses; because they would not discourage the rest of their Confederates.

But thus much is certain, the Lord Sey, and Cap­tain Brown have had so happy successe in this their undertakings, that it is generally reported, that they must very speedily surrender up the City, they ha­ving received so great a losse by this present En­counter.

Here followes the true and exact Description of a great Battle fought by his Excellencie the Earl of Essex, against Prince Robert his Forces, who sallyed out of the town with ten troops of horse, and met him.

The second Battle fought by his Excel­lency, ROBERT Earle of Essex, against Prince Robert, neere the City of Worcester, Septem. 26. MDCXLII.

PRince Robert having information, that the Earl of Essex was within 3. miles of the City, he immediatly drew out ten troops of Horse, and marched towards Bouchers Meadow, about half a mile di­stant from Worcester, and commanded Sir John Byron to march with 2000. foot and 700. Horse towards Upton, to assault the Earl of Essex on the Reer.

Our Artillery was behind, about 9. miles from Worcester, and most of the foot for­ces, which was a great encouragement to the Cavaleers, and made them very for­ward to meet his Excellency.

But soon was their hopes frustrated; for when the Earl of Essex saw that Prince [Page] Robert had set his men in Battalia, and were resolved to have a pitc'd Battle, he com­manded Sergeant Major Douglas, a most Noble and expert Souldier, to draw out 200. Horse, and to charge the enemy, which he did with such an undanted spirit, and so effectually, that 14. of them quickly fell.

Then Col. Sandis, Capt. Wingate, and Cap. Hales adventured to march up to relieve Serjeant Major Douglas, and gave a second Charge to Prince Robert, which did very good execution, and as it is credibly re­ported, Prince Robert received a sore wound on the Head.

And after 4. or 5. hours fight, much harm being done on both sides, Captain Austin marched up from the Reer, with his troop and gave a most desperate Charge, which the enemy perceiving, and being sensible of, they retreated into the City of Worce­ster, and Captain Austin followed them in­to the City, and did execution on them there, but they stayed not so much as to alight, but marched away, and his Troope [Page]being single, none then came to assist him, could not pursue, so he kept the Gates of the City, to make entrance for our men, and so by this means we obtained the Ci­ty, and good store of Armes belonging to the Cavaleers, and have taken about 30. Prisoners.

Sergeant Major Douglas was slain on out side, with 20. more, and about 30. of the Enemy.

The Lord Generall is now in this Ci­ty, and doth intend to march towards the Kings Army at Shrewsbury.


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