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In 1651 King Charles II was making his escape northwards from ‘Worcester following his route at the hands of Cromwell’s Palimentarian Troops. After a brief respite at Bentley Hall, he arrived at Moseley Old Hill where he stayed, overnight. Fearing imminent capture, Charles and his bodyguards of about 20 or so loyal followers left Mosely Old Hill. It is believed they gathered near this barn, where they divided into groups of two or three and under heavy disguise fled to Liverpool to secure a boat to France. This was not successful and Charles eventually fled to Brighton where he then reached the safety of France.