Rabbit Trail: King Charles Hiding in the Oak Tree
Estimated Time: 10 minutes
Polynesia tells Doctor Dolittle that she is so old that King Charles was still hiding in the oak tree. Do you know why a king would hide in a tree? Read the following article to find out.
At Worcester on Wednesday, September 3rd, the Roundheads under Oliver Cromwell routed Charles II and his Scots. The young king - he was twenty-one - slipped away on horseback with a few trusted companions. About dawn on the 4th they reached White Ladies, a house owned by the Giffard family, east of Tong in Shropshire, 40 miles from Worcester.