The gang gets together

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At very least a cousin executed, probably more. Generally if you kill people’s family, even cousins in extended families, that’s likely to make people more radical, not less. Also if you want some fun look up the rest of the Throckmortons also haha https://radiopaedia.org/articles/throckmorton-sign-pelvis

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Gaol pronounced jail if you’re unfamiliar. I’m guessing The Clink. In jails/gaols there previously wasn’t any torches or oil lamps or anything (note: you can’t have a smokeless torch put in a room on tv they’re gas lamps) so it was just really dark if there was no window, which if you’re in a jail… Continue reading Chapter 1 – Page 4

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King James’ mother, the infamous Mary Queen of Scots, was a Catholic and he generally tolerated catholics at court (as long as they pretended not to be catholic). Also he gave vague promises and assurances to another member of the gunpowder plot who had some earl friends who helped him out a fair bit.

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King James IV at this point wasn’t really enamoured with his wife (who he had a few kids with), nor his mistress (who he broke up with a few years ago), but instead a male lover (he had three main male partners through his life). So it’s not really that he thinks of infidelity, but… Continue reading Chapter 1 – Page 7

I imagine he was pretty angry but couldn't be too shouty about it so I tried to get that sort of look

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Image: Robert Catesby is looking really quite angry, he’s not shouting about how angry he is, he’s got a sort of seething anger. In his mind he’s saying: “I AM GOING TO KILL THE FUCKING KING! HE MUST BE STOPPED!! I’LL BLOW UP THE WHOLE FUCKING PARLIAMENT IF I HAVE TO!”