The true story of the Gunpowder Plot, barely embellished.
This is the story of the Gunpowder Plot
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
What Henry started, Edward Seymour finished.
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.