Just wanted to bring things a bit more into time-context, things always seem so far apart when you’re talking about different Royals, but the length of religious turmoil by this time was only two years less than the entire existence of the USSR (69 years)
If we have another King James (such as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James,_Viscount_Severn could be a possibility, but monarchs don’t have to take their first names), as there’s already been King James I & VI and King James II & VII (the grandson of King James, he took the throne after his brother Charles II (restored monarch to the… Continue reading Chapter 0 – Page 9
Image: A picture of Robert Catesby, with a banner underneath with his name on it. Text: Basically, it’s all his idea.
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
I was going to use the term “cryptocatholic” but A. it would have needed a bit more of a google for some people. B. cryptocatholic just means hidden catholic C. fuck off cryptocurrencies
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
This is the recusancy mentioned around Queen Liz, but I still think this is easier for most to remember in the future there will be recusancy mentioned though ’cause like, a lot of people were fined sometimes I misspelt it as recumbency but that’s lying down
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.
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