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 pagesPaperbackPublished in 2011

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