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Queen Elizabeth's Oak Queen Elizabeth's Oak

Memorial: Queen Elizabeth's Oak

Erection date: 3/12/1992


Queen Elizabeth's Oak
This ancient tree known as Queen Elizabeth's Oak is thought to have been planted in the 12th Century and it has been hollow for many hundreds of years.
It has traditions linking it with Queen Elizabeth I, King Henry VIII and his Queen Anne Boyleyn, it may also have been a lock-up for offenders against park rules.
It died in the late 19th Century and a strong growth of Ivy supported it until it collapsed in June 1991.
The English Oak alongside was planted by His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT Baron Greenwich on 3rd December 1992. The tree was donated by Greenwich Historical Society to mark the 40 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. 

The old tree is presumably gradually being decomposed by beetles and the like. The new tree may be the one to the far right of our picture.

Site: Queen Elizabeth's Oak (1 memorial)

SE10, Greenwich Park

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Anne Boleyn

Second wife of Henry VIII and so Queen of England, 1533 to 1536.  Though marr...

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Queen Elizabeth I

Daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Born Greenwich Palace.  Succeede...

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King Henry VIII

Son of Henry VII. Born Born Greenwich Palace, as the spare, not the heir but ...

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Queen Elizabeth's Oak

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Greenwich Historical Society

From the Picture source: "The Greenwich Historical Society began life as the ...

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Born at the villa 'Mon Repos', the summer retreat of the Greek royal family, ...

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