The Habington Chest

Thomas Habington was a rebel.

In 1586, Thomas Habington was a conspirator involved in the Babington Plot to kill Protestant Queen Elizabeth and restore Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots to the throne. The plan was foiled and Mary was executed for consenting to the plan. Thomas Habington escaped this fate as he was Elizabeth 1st’s godson and was instead imprisoned in the Tower of London for six years. On  his release he retired to Hindlip Hall in Worcester, where he later hid two Jesuit Fathers accused of complicity in the gunpowder plot. Again, Habington escaped execution through the intervention of his brother-in-law, Lord Monteagle. *

The Habington Chest
*From a signboard next to the chest

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 20th 2017

8 Responses to “The Habington Chest”

  1. I’m getting goose bumps just by staring at this! ;)

  2. The Yum List says:

    So… what’s inside the chest?

  3. Ginnie says:

    HISTORY! As we say, the truth is often better than fiction!

  4. Astrid says:

    That is a wonderful chest and a piece of art. History is very fascinating with all the events and plots and escapes etc.