Authorised Guide to the Tower of London
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...put into a coflin ready prepared and buried by the Earl of Arundel and Duke of Norfolk in the chancel of St. Peter's." The conspirators in the celebrated Gunpowder Plot, discovered by the failure of Guy Fawkes, were lodged in the Tower immediately on their apprehension, November, 1605. Sir Everard Digby, Robert Winter, John Grant, and Thomas Bates were hanged at the west end of St. Paul's, 30th January, 1606, and Thomas 'Winter, Rookewood, Keys, and Fawkes on the following day in Old Palace Yard, Westminster. Sir William Waade, who was then Lieutenant of the Tower, set up a monument of coloured marbles in one of the apartments of his lodgings, to commemorate the sittings there of the Commissioners appointed to examine the conspirators. A Jesuit father, named Garnet, suifered for participation in the same plot, on the following 3rd May, before St. Paul's. FERRERS. Lawrence Shirley, fourth Earl Ferrers, was committed to the Tower in 1760. He was charged with the murder of his steward, and though, according to modern ideas, he was undoubtedly insane, he was found guilty by his peers, and hanged at Tyburn on the 5th May. FISHER. John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, was born in 14:56. He was a learned man, and it is said that whilst Confessor to Henry VIII's grandmother, Margaret, Countess of Derby, he persuaded her to give magnificently to both Oxford and Cambridge. He refused to sign the new Act of Succession disinheriting Princess Mary in favour of the issue of Queen Anne Boleyn, and was sent to the Tower on the 21st April, 1534. In November, when Parliament met, he was attainted, his bishopric was declared vacant, his goods were seized, and also his library, which he had intended to give to St. John's...
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