Sunday, August 9, 2015

Fact of the Day: Oxford

During the English Civil War, Oxford became the capital of England, Charles I moved his court there when Oliver Cromwell's forces ousted him out of London. Ironically the town of Oxford was not in the favor of the King's side, though Oxford University was. 

10 comments:

Imogen said...

Very interesting and what a lovely looking building.

DEZMOND said...

such treachery

Pat Hatt said...

kings get their way I guess

bj said...

The building is very nice......

Margaret D said...

I didn't know that.

Martha said...

Very interesting!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Interesting!

Anonymous said...

I've been to Oxford...maybe it was Cambridge...long ago.

stephen Hayes said...

Didn't know it was once the capital of England.

Kay said...

Very interesting. Didn't know this.