Just released from prison, he looked for the last time at his beloved Chastleton. He had to sell his house to pay his fine. But he had admitted to plotting so that Queen Elizabeth's successor would be a Catholic. He was lucky only to lose his estate. He could have been hung, drawn and then quartered. Yet he [...]
The palm reader bleeped and the steel door clicked ajar. Mark Alfred Evans MP pulled on the handle with more confidence than he felt. The buzz in the Secure Conference Room was deafening. On sighting their Minister of the Crown, the melee of uniforms and government grandees hushed to a dull roar. The head man [...]
Together the surveyed Hardwick’s glassy lake. Reflected in it, was their constellation far up in the starry sky. They had seen it often and as a couple, they would gaze at it again. For they together had weathered their own storms and days of darkness. And so, as one, they were forever bound. But [...]
Hardly had first light hit the Malvern Hills than crashing came to the great oak door. It did not hold long. In rushed the King's men as servants scurried out. Only the master stood firm. And the sight of his tall still figure momentarily slowed the invasion. Time enough for the Jesuit to slide lithely [...]
Just released from prison, Robert Catesby looked for the last time at his beloved Chastleton. He had to sell his house to pay his fine. But he had admitted to plotting so that Queen Elizabeth I's successor would be a Catholic. He was lucky only to lose his estate. They could have hanged, disembowelled and [...]
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