Woodbury Hill

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Woodbury Hill is an Iron Age hill fort located near Worcester in England. In 1405 it was the site of a standoff between the Welsh/French army of Owain Glyn Dwr and the army of King Henry IV of England. The armies took up battle positions daily and viewed each other from a mile without any major action for eight days. The armies never engaged in battle and with their supply routes blocked, the Welsh began to starve. The Welsh headed home and Henry stood down his army.[1]

During the English civil war local peasants met here to form a clubmen society to protect themselves from the ravages of both the Royalist and Roundhead troops.[2]


  1. ^ Owain Glyn Dwr And The Battle For Wales, Corinne Field , BBC Battlefield Britain, 24 September 2004
  2. ^ Woodbury Hill (Worcestershire) The Megalithic Portal, 26 February 2004

Coordinates: 52°16′41″N 2°22′10″W / 52.278068°N 2.369314°W / 52.278068; -2.369314