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Oak-apple Day

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(in Britain) May 29, the anniversary of the Restoration (1660), formerly commemorated by the wearing of oak apples or oak leaves, recalling the Boscobel oak in which Charles II hid after the battle of Worcester
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| OAK APPLE DAY - commemorating King Charles II finding safety in an oaktree in the grounds of Boscobel House, Shropshire, after the Battle of Worcester (1651).
OAK APPLE DAY Commemorating King Charles II finding safety in an oaktree in the grounds of Boscobel House, Shropshire, after the Battle of Worcester (1651).
OAK APPLE DAY - commemorating King Charles II finding safety in an oak tree in the grounds of Boscobel House, Shropshire, after the Battle of Worcester (1651).
1660 29 MAY Parliament declared a public holiday, Oak Apple Day. Bad news for republicans - Cromwell's short-lived Commonwealth was over, and Charles II (above) was restored to the throne.
The story resulted in Oak Apple Day being celebrated on May 29, the King's birthday, from 1660 to 1859.
And local families can celebrate Oak Apple Day 17th century style at Oakwell Hall.
A Sicily B Sardinia C Corsica D Malta QUESTION 12 - for 12 points: Which king's birthday is commemorated by Oak Apple Day? A William III B Charles II C Henry VIII D George I QUESTION 13 - for 13 points: Which part of the body generates antibodies to fight infection?
Pubs the length and breadth of the land were re-named The Royal Oak, King Charles' birthday was celebrated as Oak Apple Day and pictures of the famous tree were hawked around by the pamphleteers.
Kennedy born, 1917; Oak Apple Day or Restoration Day in England.
| OAK APPLE DAY: Commemorating King Charles II finding safety in an oaktree in the grounds of Boscobel House, Shropshire, after the Battle of Worcester (1651).
On Thursday, the eve of Oak Apple Day, Oakwell Hall in Birstall is giving people the chance the relive the celebrations that welcomed Charles to the throne after 10 years in exile.
We should hold more festival days celebrating the monarchy, such as Oak Apple Day on May 29, marking the restoration of Charles II.