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Queen Adelaide's Oak - Bradgate Park, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 41.180 W 001° 12.607
30U E 620983 N 5838881
Quick Description: Queen Adelaide's Oak, Bradgate Park. Reputedly the site of a July picnic with the Queen Dowager, the widow of William IV.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/2/2018 12:55:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMY1GZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
"In honour of the Queen's many visits, several places in Leicestershire were named after Queen Adelaide. They include Queen Street in Measham and the Queen Adelaide Inn (now demolished) in Appleby Magna. There is also the Queen Adelaide Oak in Bradgate Park (once home to Lady Jane Grey), under which Queen Adelaide had picnicked on venison and crayfish from the estate."

SOURCE - English Princesses (ISBN-10: 1291079696)

A plaque near the tree reads:
In July 1842, Queen Adelaide, widow of
William IV is said to have picnicked beneath
this oak.
It is recorded that "One fine morning in
July... a message came to say that the Queen
Dowager.... would wish to have a picnic in
Bradgate Park. The venison was good, so
were the trout, and last not least the crayfish"

"Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (Adelaide Louise Theresa Caroline Amelia; German: Adelheid; 13 August 1792 – 2 December 1849) was the queen consort of the United Kingdom and of Hanover as spouse of William IV of the United Kingdom. Adelaide was the daughter of George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Luise Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, is named after her."

SOURCE - (visit link)
Historic Event:
It is reported that under this oak in July 1842 Queen Adelaide had picnicked on venison and crayfish from the Bradgate estate.

Year: 1842

Species: Oak

Location: Bradgate Park

Website: Not listed

Approximate Age: Not Listed

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