Episode 14

James Holloway & The Rye House Plot

James Holloway & The Rye House Plot

Season: 5 Episode: 14

In May 1684, authorities in Bristol received a package from London. They never dreamed that it would be the head dismembered body of a Bristolian linen draper.

James was hard working and strove to make the most of his business but during his endeavours, he begad mixing with a crowd who had other plans on their minds. That of removing King Charles II from the throne in favour of someone, more beneficial to themselves.


King James Marcus KP

James Holloway Joe Wilson

Chief Justice Jeffreys Steve Sheperd

Elizabeth Gaunt Sam Roberts


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Bloody British History: Bristol     By Valerie Pitt

Dundee, Perth, and Cupar Advertiser - Friday 29 December 1848

Ordnance Survey

Historic England


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