See also: Worcester (homonymy)
Worcester is a town of England (the United Kingdom), chief town of the county of the Worcestershire. In 2002, its population rose with 93.204 inhabitants. Crossed by the river Severn, it is famous for its cathedral, built in XIIe and XIIIe centuries and restored in the years 1860. It has the statute of Cité .
The site of Worcester was used at the first century of our era, at the time of the Roman occupation, along the connection Gloucester Wroxeter. In 407 the village was probably given up, and one finds of it then trace at the 7th century, in the form of a colony saxone, name of “Weogoran cester”.
The September 3rd 1651 was held the Bataille of Worcester, during which Charles II of England tried to take again the advantage on Oliver Cromwell. After having lost this battle, Charles II will end up fleeing in France. For this agitated period, Worcester remained honest with its king, which was worth the nickname of “faithful City to him” (" The Faithful City").
Industry and trade
At the 19th century, the city was an important center of manufacture of Gant S. This activity since declined much. In traditional industries, one still also finds a porcelain factory. Nowadays, the activities are diversified, but the most known product is the Worcestershire sauce. Worcester is praised to publish the daily newspaper oldest in the world, the Berrow' S Worcester Journal , whose origin would go back to 1690.
Art and culture
Three Choirs Festival: is held every three years. This festival of music, which exists since the XVIIIe century, is one of oldest of Europe. The two other years, it is held with Gloucester and Hereford.
- Worcester Festival: new demonstration created in 2003, presenting spectacles of music, theater, cinema.
- Christmas Fayre : in December.
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