SO5975 : View south-eastwards from Clee Hill Common in December

near to Cleehill, Shropshire, Great Britain

View south-eastwards from Clee Hill Common in December
View south-eastwards from Clee Hill Common in December
A bright, sunny and clear day on Clee Hill Common in winter - a rare-ish event.

An ideal opportunity to enjoy the expansive views, here featuring Abberley Hill, Abberley Bell Tower and Woodbury Hill down in Worcestershire. A fascinating spot and a significant landmark.

History could have been very significantly changed by events down their way back in the summer of 1405 when two large, mighty and portentous medieval armies faced each other down for eight days. The force occupying Abberley Hill was the glittering army of the usurping King Henry IV bedecked with his loyal nobles and their fearsome retinues. Opposite, on the old Iron Age hillfort of Woodbury Hill, was a smaller force comprising French nobles and their battle-hardened troops, led by the Welsh wizard Owain Glyndwr and surrounded by fervent Welsh rebels, guerillas and deadly archers. Battle was not joined as the stalemate was not broken. But if they had fought I believe that Henry IV may well have lost and so much would have changed since that even our world today would be very different. It was the battle that never was. Now these hills are little thought of and by-passed by many, unaware of their note.
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Wednesday, 5 December, 2012   (more nearby)
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Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Heath, Scrub 
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