The Hero of the Boscobel Oak Tree
Time & Location
About the Event
Elaine T. Joyce's new book Nine Witnesses for the Colonel: King Charles' Most Faithful Servant tells the true story of Colonel William Carless (aka Careless/Carlos) who fought at the Battle of Worcester, was said to have seen the last man slain, escaped, and caught up with Charles at Boscobel House in Shropshire, where he hid up the oak tree with King Charles II. When Charles returned in 1660, Carless lived at Hallow and his wife is buried there.
The Civil War Nights programme has been running for four years and we have had the privilege to host some incredible speakers such as Professor Ronald Hutton and Charles Spencer. The talks take place in the historic Great Hall of The Commandery where seating is limited, so we would advise pre-booking for all talks. The Commandery Cafe will remain open from 5pm until the talk starts should you wish to arrive early.
Members of the Battle of Worcester Society, Cromwell Association or the Battlefield's Trust are able to purchase the discounted £5 tickets (normally £7).
- Adult Ticket (Non Member)£7£70£0
- Adult Ticket (Member's Ticket)£5£50£0
- Student Ticket£3£30£0