Friday, November 15, 2013

Fact of the Day: Royal Oak Tree

When the English monarchy was abolished (for a time) after the reign of Charles I, his son (the eventual King Charles II) was pursued by Oliver Cromwell's forces in England's Civil War. He managed to evade them by hiding in an oak tree.

24 comments:

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Didn't know that. Big trees.

Kay said...

IN an oak tree? That's amazing!

Bob Bushell said...

A myth.

Anonymous said...

Which explains all the pubs named The Royal Oak!

Beauty Follower said...

Well in Greece we found oak trees only in the mountains.

DEZMOND said...

see, trees are good for us!

Emmylou said...

The oak trees are not only good for furnitures:D

Tatiana said...

:-))) Amazing fact!

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stephen Hayes said...

Charles II was quite a tall fellow so it must have been a big tree. Very Interesting.

Pilar Domínguez said...

I didn´t know this part of the history. Very interesting!kisses:)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I did that during a game of hide-n-seek once as a kid LOL

Dana said...

Smart!

Have a good weekend!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

That's as good a hiding place as any.

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Christine said...

neat fact!

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Dang, he must have been a good climber!

Elisabeth said...

I love oak trees! What a fun detail! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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E from Helsinki
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Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Very clever!

Unknown said...

Interesante!!
Saludos

Dascha said...

Wow, amazing.

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Those big old oaks sure come in handy!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm wondering how he did that...Did he climb up on the branches, or was there an opening in the trunk? Either way, that's impressive.

Happy weekend.
xoRobyn

Holy Ghost Writer said...

the old oak tree

Al Penwasser said...

Either he was a little guy...or that was one big ass tree.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Like completely in the tree or up in the branches?