Saturday, May 05, 2007

What I did today




Today we visited Boscobel House.

This was the place where Charles II fled to escape Cromwell's troops. It has a descendant of the legendary oak tree where Charles hid while the soldiers searched for him. We had a tour of the house and saw the priest holes where he hid. The gardens and tea rooms are quite lovely and we had a wonderful time.


3 comments:

liz fenwick said...

Sounds like a great day out :-)

stephanie said...

Nell - thanks for posting that picture. It has a special resonance for me.

When Charles hid in that house he was accompanied by one Edward Wogan who was a long ago ancestor of mine and who fled with him to France - may even have been in the oak tree with him.

Kate

Lis said...

Oh how neat :) I love the houses with the priest holes