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Worcester is a City status in the United Kingdom and county town of Worcestershire in the West Midlands (region) of England. Worcester is situated some southwest of Birmingham and north of Gloucester, and has an approximate population of 94,000 people. The River Severn runs through the middle of the city, overlooked by the twelfth-century Worcester Cathedral. The site of the Battle of Worcester of the English Civil War, Worcester was where Oliver Cromwell New Model Army defeated Charles II of England Cavaliers, resulting in the English Interregnum, the ten year period during which England and Wales became a republic. Worcester was the home of Royal Worcester and the birthplace of the composer Edward Elgar. It also houses the Lea and Perrins factory where the traditional Worcestershire Sauce is made.