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Richard Penderel

(circa 1606-1672), Royalist and farmer

Sitter in 7 portraits
Richard Penderel was a woodcutter and came from a Catholic family of farmers. In September 1651, King Charles II had escaped after being defeated at the Battle of Worcester. On his arrival at White Ladies Priory, Penderel, who lived nearby, was summoned to attend the king. He disguised him by cutting his hair and giving him some of his own clothes to wear. Penderel then hid the king in a wood, Spring Coppice, for a day, took him to his home for a meal, and accompanied him on his escape to Moseley Hall near Wolverhampton. After the Restoration, Charles rewarded Penderel with a pension of £200.

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King Charles II at Whiteladies (King Charles II; Richard Penderel), by Isaac Fuller - NPG 5247

King Charles II at Whiteladies (King Charles II; Richard Penderel)

by Isaac Fuller
oil on canvas, 1660s?
On display in Room 15 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5247

King Charles II in Boscobel Wood, by Isaac Fuller - NPG 5248

King Charles II in Boscobel Wood

by Isaac Fuller
oil on canvas, 1660s?
On display in Room 15 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5248

Richard Penderel, by Richard Houston, after  Gilbert Soest - NPG D3854

Richard Penderel

by Richard Houston, after Gilbert Soest
mezzotint, published 1798
NPG D3854

Richard Penderel, by Richard Houston, after  Gilbert Soest - NPG D5499

Richard Penderel

by Richard Houston, after Gilbert Soest
mezzotint, published 1798
NPG D5499

Richard Penderel, by Richard Houston, after  Gilbert Soest - NPG D19365

Richard Penderel

by Richard Houston, after Gilbert Soest
mezzotint, published 1798
NPG D19365

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Richard Penderel

by Richard Houston, after Gilbert Soest
mezzotint, published 1798
NPG D5498

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Richard Penderel

by Richard Houston, after Gilbert Soest
mezzotint, published 1798
NPG D5500

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