Today being the anniversary of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 is an appropriate occasion to link to an article on the BBC News website about a crucifix which has gone on display at the Bar Convent in York. It is associated with Bl. Edward Oldcorne ( 1561-1606) who was born and initially educated in York, and who was one of those swept up and executed by the authorities in the aftermath of the Plot. The illustrated article can be seen at Crucifix linked to Gunpowder Plot goes on display in York
Bl. Edward Oldcorne
There is a biography of Bl. Edward at Edward Oldcorne. This has links to the lives of others involved in his story and places with which he was associated.
Hindlip Hall before its destruction by fire in the early nineteenth century
One of these is Hindlip Hall near Worcester where he and others, including Fr Henry Garnett and St Nicholas Owen were arrested. The house with its great array of priest holes was unfortunately destroyed by fire in the early nineteenth century and replaced by a new house. The Wikipedia article about the house can be seen at Hindlip Hall