Broadway Photo 9: The Lygon Arms Hotel
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The Lygon Arms was established as an inn in 1532 by the Whyte family and is located at the edge of the green. During the time of the infamous King Henry VIII it was known as the White Hart Inn.  

From its very beginning the Inn was always exclusive  . . . William Shakespeare is said to have passed through Broadway many a time and stopped by at the Inn on his journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to his beloved Globe Theatre, on the banks of the River Thames.  

The Battle of Worcester, the final and decisive battle of the great Civil War, was fought on the evening of September 3rd, 1651. It is believed that Oliver Cromwell stayed at the White Hart Inn in Broadway that night, in the room which now bears his name.  
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