The Royal Oak, Boscobel, Shropshire

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Date:1912

Description:This postcard view shows a descendent of the original Royal Oak at Boscobel House, where Charles II hid from Parliamentary troops in 1651. Today, beside it is a replacement grown from an acorn of the oak, which was planted by the Prince of Wales in 2001, on the 350th anniversary of Charles’s visit.

This postcard was published by ‘The British Mirror Series’. It was franked in Brewood on 5 August 1912 and sent to an address in Kidderminster.

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Image courtesy of: The Arthur Lloyd Collection

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