Charles II

Monarch's Way

This page describes the Monarch's Way.

The Monarch’s Way is the approximate route that the future Charles II took for six weeks after the defeat at Worcester in 1651. He originally travelled north then doubled back and eventually made the Dorset coast where he hoped to get a boat to France, the path then winds its way to near Stonehenge, on across Hampshire and eventually to Shoreham in West Sussex - where he was finally successful in his exit.

Figsbury Ring: - north east of Salisbury - this is an Iron Age hill fort, with perhaps Neolithic origins.The site has commanding views all around and especially of the Bourne Valley, Old Sarum and Salisbury.

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