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"Scanned directly from 'Old and New London - Its History, its people and its places', published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. 1878. Illustration of Tomkins and Challoner being led to the gallows. In the second year of the war between King and Parliament, the Royal successes at Bath, Bristol, and Cornwall, as well as the partial victory at Edgehill, had roused the party and chilled many adherents of the Puritans. The distrust of Pym and his friends soon broke out into a reactionary plot, in which Waller, the poet, was dangerously mixed up. The chief conspirators were Tomkins and Challoner, the former Waller's brother-in-law, a gentleman living in Holborn, near the end of Fetter Lane, and a secretary to the Commissioners of the Royal Revenues. Tomkins and Challoner were hung at the Holborn end of Fetter Lane in 1643."

The 1605 execution of some of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators from a print dated 1795 reproduced in “Old & New London” by Walter Thornbury and Edward Walford, published in parts by Cassell & Co, London from 1873-1888. These illustrations are from parts 30-35 inclusive. The conspirators in what is sometimes known as the Catesby Plot after their leader, the Catholic Robert Catesby, planned to assassinate King James I during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at Westminster, London. The punishment was to be hanged, drawn and quartered

Richard Parker (1767-1797), a British Royal Navy sailor who was executed for mutiny following his part in the Nore Mutiny of 1797. He was hanged on ‘HMS Sandwich’ off Sheerness, where the mutiny had broken out. Parker had not organised the mutiny but had been appointed ‘President of the Delegates of the Fleet’ by fellow mutineers.

The Amboise conspiracy, also called Tumult of Amboise, was a failed attempt by Huguenots in 1560 to gain power over France by abducting the young king Francis II and arresting Francis, Duke of Guise and his brother, the Cardinal of Lorraine Original edition from my own archives Source : Illustriertes Konversations Lexikon 1870

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