Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image


Charles II and his Escape into Exile : Capture the King, Hardback Book

Charles II and his Escape into Exile : Capture the King Hardback


Returning to England to try to reclaim his throne, King Charles II was defeated at the Battle of Worcester - but the battle to save his own life had only just begun.

Pursued wherever he went by soldiers from the conflict as well as local militia, Charles donned peasant clothing, crudely cut his hair and tried to adopt a rustic accent.

With the secret help of a succession of loyal citizens, he walked till his feet were shredded, waded rivers, coolly mixed with anti-royalists and enemy troopers - and, of course, hid in an oak tree.

Never sure of who could be trusted, it was touch and go all the way to the coast and, hopefully, a boat that would take him to freedom.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages, 32 black and white illustrations
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781526725721



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops