21 November 2007

Mayflower Madness Continues

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The gunpowder, treason and plot,
I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.

What is little known, and rarely touched on in historical studies of the Gunpowder Plot, is the fate of the 9th recusant conspirator, Sir Basil Trelawny Seal, Bart. Sir Basil, who was a member of the recusant family Beauchamp-Cholmondeley, was the man sent to kidnap the Princess Elizabeth from Coombe Abbey.

All this week at Patum Peperium.