SJ8308 : Royal Oak, Boscobel House, Bishops Wood

taken 12 years ago, near to Bishop's Wood, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Royal Oak, Boscobel House, Bishops Wood
Royal Oak, Boscobel House, Bishops Wood
Perhaps surprisingly, this is the first image of one of the most famous trees in England on Geograph. King Charles II reputedly hid in a hollow oak at this spot in 1651 and thus avoided the fate of his father. More here: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) and on wikipedia: LinkExternal link

The story of the King and the oak tree is immortalised up and down England in pubs named the Royal Oak. This is one of the best pub signs illustrating the tale ST8770 : Sign for the Royal Oak, Corsham
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Date Taken
Friday, 7 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 February, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 837 080 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.1677N 2:14.5485W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 836 081
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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