#On This Day – Oranges

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

#OnThisDay

The trial of Guy Fawkes began on 27 January 1606. Fawkes, along with the other eight surviving conspirators, was tried in Westminster Hall, and all were found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. Four, Robert Winter, John Grant, Sir Everard Digby, and Thomas Bates, were executed in St Paul’s Churchyard on 30 January 1606. Whilst Guy Fawkes, was executed on the 31 January in Old Palace Yard with Ambrose Rookwood, Robert Keyes, and Thomas Winter.

But, what links the Gun Powder Plot, Jesuit priests, oranges, boiled eggs, urine, torture, and South American drug gangs?

Listen to the Oranges podcast to find out more!

Or why not read our magazine post on the history of scurvy!

Or why not grab a signed copy of our book and find out more about the unexpected history of oranges in Tudor England!

 

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