William Parker was the 13th Baron Morley, 4th Baron Monteagle and an English peer, known for his role in the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot. In 1605 he was due to attend the opening of Parliament bur prior to this received a letter, thought to be from a fellow Catholic, who was afraid he would be blown up. The source of the letter remains unknown, but it is now called the Monteagle letter and survives at the National Archive. Its wording is:
My lord, out of the love I beare to some of youere frends, I have a care of youre preservacion, therefore I would aduyse you as you tender your life to devise some excuse to shift youer attendance at this parliament, for God and man hath concurred to punishe the wickedness of this tyme, and thinke not slightly of this advertisement, but retire yourself into your country, where you may expect the event in safety, for though there be no apparance of anni stir, yet I saye they shall receive a terrible blow this parliament and yet they shall not seie who hurts them this cowncel is not to be contemned because it may do yowe good and can do yowe no harme for the dangere is passed as soon as yowe have burnt the letter and i hope God will give yowe the grace to mak good use of it to whose holy proteccion i comend yowe.
Lindfield Bonfire Society is really excited to let you all know this years Bonfire programme & colouring competition is now available as part of this month’s Lindfield Life.
A Big thankyou to David Tingley & his team at Lindfield Life for all their help in putting this together & also to Leesa Le May at Lindfield Art Studio for again providing the picture for this year’s colouring competition. We also say a big thanks to all the sponsors of this years programme.
Well, what are you waiting for? Go get your free copy now from the distributers in Lindfield village or download it direct from the Lindfield Life website! 😁
Our next LBS Committee meeting is Thursday 21st November, 8.00pm-9.30pm at the King Edward Hall. This will include our Bonfire Night debrief. Anyone interested in what we’re planning, has fund raising suggestions, or just wishes to get involved or help is welcome to come along.
If there’s something particular you would like to discuss please let us know in advance via the Contact Us section of our web site.