Tag Archives: Escape of King Charles II

The Start

Being little more than a royal hostage, Charles II attempts to escape Perth to join his supporters in the Highlands. Continue reading

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Puzzles in the Historical Record: The Highwayman Did It?

Fact or fiction? Blips in the historical record. Continue reading

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Finding the Fugitive King a Ship (Finale)

Where Charles II finally finds a ship to complete his six week Odyssey. Continue reading

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Finding the Fugitive King (Part 3): Damsel saves the day

Featured Image: The Royal Oak-Bentley Cairn by John M. Creative Commons license. The Royal Oak – Bentley Cairn Bentley Cairn marks the site of Bentley Hall and has a series of depictions of the escape of King Charles II after the Battle of Worcester. Continue reading

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Finding the Fugitive King (Part 2): Moseley Old Hall

Find the Fugitive King, Part 2: Charles II takes refuge at Moseley Old Hall and narrowly escapes being found by a company of dragoons. Continue reading

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Finding the Fugitive King (Part 1): White Ladies and Boscobel House

In chess, it’s all about capturing the King. Imagine this: You’ve lost the Battle of Worcester, and your soldiers have been killed, captured, and/or scattered. You know what comes next. Your father, after all, was murdered at the hands of … Continue reading

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