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Day: September 7, 2018

Extinction events in Ashby st Ledgers

Extinction events in Ashby st Ledgers

Ashby st Ledgers, seat of the ‘gunpowder plot’ of 1605. I cycled through there yesterday on the way to Daventry. This is the manor house where the plot took shape. It was gifted by William the Conqueror around the dates of the Norman conquest to one of his subjects, Hugh de Grandmesnil. It’s a manor house in a classical style. The gunpowder plot was planned in the building you see straight ahead, the gatehouse, set back in privacy from the…

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