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British Isles: CM.128-1954

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This medal commemorates the escape of Charles II after the battle of Worcester, 3 September 1651, and the names inscribed are those of the principal actors in the enterprise. Lord Wilmot was the King's faithful and watchful attendant throughout the perilous journey. Lady Lane, Miss Jane Lane, conveyed him from her brother's house in Shropshire to Abbotsleigh, some miles beyond Bristol, passing him off as a neighbour's son, who was accompanying her for his health, having recently suffered from an attack of quartan ague. Captain Carlos or Careless was the King's companion in the royal oak of Boscobel, and Captain Tattersal the skipper of the bark which bore the King in safety to the coast of France.

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Method of acquisition: Given (1954) by Fagan, H., Mrs


Production date: AD 1651

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Accession number: CM.128-1954
Primary reference Number: 226491
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Created: Wednesday 20 February 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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