Text: Chapter 2 – Johnson and Earl
Image: A courier delivers a letter towards you while tipping his hat and playing a mail horn. Text: 9th June 1604
Image: Thomas Percy is reading a letter Text: 1604 30/9th May/June My Dear Thomas
Image: Thomas Percy is bashing on a big door Text: You have been a brilliant rent collector. So efficient and so few complaints, recently.
Image: Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland wearing the Order of the Garter outfit – a fancy chain with a horse on it and a big expensive cloak Text: I’m sure my appointment to the Order of the Garter wasn’t too surprising, after all my father, grandfather and our great-grandfather were all appointed in turn.
Image: Sir Percy kissing a royal hand (you can tell because there’s a tiny crown on it) Text: My appointment to the Privy Council was a bit more of a surprise, I’m glad I’ve not had the fate of Raleigh. Plus this has given me a new position.
Image: Flag of the Gentleman Pensioners waving Text: I’m the new captain of the Gentleman Pensioners and I feel you will be best employed as a Gentleman. The corps are traditionally bodyguards of the King and require an oath, but I can get you a type of Catholic exception.
Image: The uniform of the Gentleman Pensioners Text: It’s a job for life, but you’ll only need to attend on State occasions since it’s entirely ceremonial now. The last time they saw battle was in 1544.
Image: Tudor House Text: You will need a London base, so I’ll give you some cash to get somewhere close to Parliament, rent is probably easier, either way send me the bill.
Image: A picture of Earl of Northumberland, Henry Percy Text: See you soon. Best Regards, Northumberland. P.S. Damned Scots being arses again, if you can up and put some fear into them that would be great. Northern twats.