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Boscobel Oak where Charles Hid

Boscobel Oak where Charles Hid

Worcester right took place on a Wednesday. On the Saturday, after going north and doubling on his track, he reached Boscobel, in Shropshire and spent a day in the branches of this oak tree. Hence came the custom of Oak-Apple Day, celebrated on the royal birthday.

Other pictures from Charles II: The Man & Some Landmarks


Landmarks of Charles Wanderings and a reputed dwelling of Nell Gwynn

Dorset lane where the King escaped pursuit

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