THE HISTORIC Commandery Museum will be bringing the English Civic War to live this summer, with a series of events being planned to commemorate the famous Battle of Worcester.

The final clash of the English Civil War took place on September 3, 1651, and it was a victory for Oliver Cromwell's Roundheads, who achieved a comprehensive victory over the Cavalier army of Charles II.

The Royalists, in fact, never had much of a chance, because they could field only 16,000 troops against the 28,000 troops of Cromwell's New Model Army.

On Bank Holiday Monday, August 25, the Commandery will become a Civil War headquarters, from 10am to 5pm.

A Commandery spokesman said: "As soldiers are set to march upon Worcester, experience a day in this extraordinary building’s history as it prepares to change from family home to battle HQ. Costumed interpreters and re-enactors will take you through the upheaval, demonstrating every day activities such as food, music and games."

There will be a Battle of Worcester Celebration at the Commandery on Sunday August 30 and Sunday, August 31.

This will feature a a series of talks, tours and demonstrations to explain the significance of the battle and the Civil War.

On Wednesday, September 3, there will be a military drumhead ceremony, including a Civil War march, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.