Thirteen Lions is a fictionalised retelling of The Gunpowder Plot, most famously featuring Guy (actually Guido) Fawkes. Like anything from history it's not completely accurate, but is far more accurate than you might see on TV, for one boots are only used for riding horses. Show off those calves!

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Messed with monks meaning the Dissolution of the Monasteries where he determined that certain abbeys were wasteful, and then confiscated their land and assets, sometimes even stripping expensive parts of books out, or just selling them onwards. Even had a few abbots (leaders of abbeys and the monks) executed for treason. Initially he said it… Continue reading Chapter 0 – Page 2

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The church fines are called recusancy and it was differing amounts to where you are in society, so like it bankrupted a lot of Catholics. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6749 They’re available for view if you go to Kew Gardens and ask beforehand and have a good reason and you’re supervised. Can’t wait until they’re digitised instead.