HISTORIC EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THROCKMORTONS

 

Where do we even begin? I'll try to add some information over time but here's some starters:

THE THROCKMORTON FAMILY REUNION IN WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA JUNE 2002   

THROCKMORTON 2000 -       It was great. The outstanding U.S. team (many warm thanks!) has put together comments, reports of the event (Aug. 8, 2000). Check Col. Robert W. Throckmorton's homecoming site comments by clicking:    HOMECOMING PAGE.  This page also links to genealogy form information.

         Reunion photos, including official group photo, can be seen at:

http://community.webshots.com/user/carolineaug8

Several cousins were interviewed for local TV (Birmingham, England).  A tape search was done and I located this newscast at Broadcast Monitoring Company.

 

GUNPOWDER PLOT Coughton Court, while leased to the Digbys, had a role in the escape of the plotters. This was a conspiracy to blow up the English Parliament and James I on Nov. 5, 1605. An uprising of English Catholics followed. Throckmorton grandchildren (Tresham and Catesby) were among the accused. On Nov. 5, Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated with merrymaking. For more information, click on to these links:

http://www.gunpowder-plot.org/

 

                        THROCKMORTON PLOT  Francis Throckmorton was arrested  in November 1583                  by Sir Francis Walsinghams agents.  Read about it here:

http://www.pro.gov.uk/virtualmuseum/spies/ciphers/mary/ma3.htm

http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0848621.html

http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/T/TH/THROCKMORTON_F_.htm

 


                                            Caroline  T.Lewin, Ph.D.2002,2008

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