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A talk on King Charles II's escape

Summary: Learn about the monarch's escape and exile following the Battle of Worcester

Date: Nov 17, 2017 19:00:00

Personal courage, a cool head and bluff characterised King Charles II during his escape after the Battle of Worcester in 1651, the last battle of the Civil War on English soil. On the run for six weeks and passing through Mere and the Nadder Valley  he eventually made it to freedom.

Paul Cordle, a history enthusiast, will offer insights into this fascinating and multi-layered escape story in Dinton Village Hall on Friday 17 November at 7pm in an illustrated talk using paintings and images of that turbulent time.

Tickets, costing £15, including a glass of wine and canapes, will be available from 1 September from Gray Gilbert, tel: 01722 714 254; email: bhfovant@gmail.com.

The talk is being run in aid of three Nadder Valley churches. Raffle tickets can be obtained from Valerie Heal, tel: 01722 714351; email: valerieheal@aol.com.