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        William Pendrill and the Boscobel Oak, c.1700

        English School, (17th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 18th Century. William Pendrill (d.1705) and his five brothers were tenants of Boscobel House in Shropshire in 1651; They were royalists and Roman Catholics and so when Charles II was defeated at the Battle of Worcester (1651) the Pendrills secreted him in an Oak tree on the estate; After the Restoration the family were granted pensions by the King; This image shows a portrait of Pendrill and the Royal Oak where the King was hidden; Provenance: Private Collection.


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