Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Boscobel House (Boscobel)

Boscobel House is a historic house at /locale/boscobel/] in Staffordshire.

It is a timber framed 17th century hunting lodge in which the future Charles II stayed in a priest hole, during his dramatic escape from defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

He later hid in an oak tree outside the house, giving rise to one of England`s most common pub names, the Royal Oak.

A descendant of the oak tree still stands in a field, and the house has been restored and furnished in a Victorian manner, while there is an exhibition, farmyard and smithy.

Boscobel House is now in the care of English Heritage.

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