Boscobel House, Shropshire
Artist: Walker, J
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.