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:

  1. IN an oak tree? That's amazing!

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  2. Which explains all the pubs named The Royal Oak!

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

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  4. The oak trees are not only good for furnitures:D

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

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

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

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  8. That's as good a hiding place as any.

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

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
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  10. 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

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

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  12. Like completely in the tree or up in the branches?

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