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Boscobel House, Shropshire

Boscobel House, Shropshire

Artist: Walker, J

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXVI

Item number: number 21.1.

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of the secluded Boscobel House in Shropshire, built in 1600 for John Giffard, a Catholic, as "a place for concealment". It became famous after it was used as a hideaway by Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester. He hid in a nearby oak tree, which afterwards earned the name "Royal Oak". Today the 17th-century facade lies behind a 19th-century black and white front.

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