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Shick Shack

Following his defeat at Worcester in 1651, Charles II had to flee England in disguise. During this long and dangerous escape, he spent a day hiding in an oak tree while Parliamentarian soldiers searched the surrounding woods. On the 29th … Continue reading

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The Winter Of 1684

The coldest English winter on record was that of 1683-4.  It was so intense that the Thames froze to a depth of almost a foot, and turned into an icy road along which stalls were set up.  Goods were traded, horses … Continue reading

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