The Great Oak is an ancient tree in Greenwich Park. It is said to have had a strong link to the Tudor dynasty. King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn danced around it, and their daughter Queen Elizabeth I often took refreshment while sitting in its shade. Also it supposedly was used as a lock-up by park police.
It has been dead since the late 19th century, and a strong growth of ivy supported it until a rainstorm caused it to fall in June of 1991.