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Guidebook: Boscobel House


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Boscobel House was a woodland lodge, built by John Giffard, a local landowner, in the early 17th century. It played a brief but important role in English history when the future Charles II hid at Boscobel after his defeat at the battle of Worcester in 1651 – first in an oak tree and then in a priest hole in the attic. The house has been famous ever since.

In the 19th century, Boscobel was bought by Walter Evans, a Derbyshire industrialist, who refurbished the house in a 17th century style, inspired by the story of the fleeing king.

This guide sheds light on Boscobel’s history, including momentous events of 1651, and also provides a tour of the house and farm.

Key Features:

  • 40 pages
  • Paperback
  • Published in 2011

Size: Approx. 160 mm (w) x 285 mm (h)
Author: Nicola Stacey
ISBN: 9781848020931

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