Saturday 22 May 2021 at 2pm GMT

A Zoom talk entitled:

The Hero of the Oak Tree,

Colonel Carless, the Catholic Recusant who saved King Charles II.

Colonel William Carless fought in the Royalist Army against the Parliamentarians at the Battle of Worcester and was a pivotal figure in the King’s escape survival.

Our speaker is Elaine T. Joyce, the author of the book Nine Witnesses for the Colonel – King Charles II’s Most True and Loyal Friend. Elaine has researched this subject thoroughly and gives insights into the lives and hardships of some of the ordinary Catholic people of Staffordshire in the seventeenth century. 

If you would be interested in joining us online for this talk, then please contact us through You will in due course be sent a link for Zoom. If you do not have Zoom it is easy and free to download it to your device. Simply search for Zoom on your search engine and follow the instructions. We hope you will want to join us for what promises to be an enlightening talk.