[DWJ] Charles I

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 17:18:55 EST 2009


2009/1/7 Minnow <minnow at belfry.org.uk>
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> Farah, find me the story about the right of way across Richmond Park?  I
> have heard it from living on the gate at the end of Priory Lane -- that
> there had been rights of way across the park since forever and then three
> years, and Charles erected a wall all round it with high gates that were
> closed at dusk.  The locals protested, and he agreed to put in ladders
> beside the gates so that they could get home across the park instead of
> having to walk round the outside, and he did it; only he put up ladders
> whose rungs were three feet apart so that they were effectively useless.
>

It hasn't come up, but apparently Charles agreed to "try out"
Presbyterianism for 3 years in order to secure the support of the Scots. The
mind boggles.

F.


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