October 8th, 2003

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William Parker, the 4th Baron Monteagle, was the husband of Francis Tresham's little sister.

For those of you still playing along with our "Six degrees of Shakespeare" game at home, that makes him William Shakespeare's cousin, using Elizabethan kinship systems.

Robert Catesby was also related to the Shakespeares, by the way. On the Arden side, if I remember correctly, although I'm not sure I have my details straight.

Those of you who know your British History 1600-1605 are now shaking your heads in the same delight I keep feeling about the amazing spiderweb of coincidence and relationship that is Elizabethan and Jacobean history. I'm reasonably sure, actually, that there were only 200 people in London in 1599, and that they were all related.

This makes my job a lot easier, in some ways.
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    Bob Segar - Turn The Page
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Are we theeeeeeeeeeeeeere yet?

Okay, so I moved the Essex Rebellion by a day. It let me ruin a party. History is malleable, dude.

YA thing: ~2500
Stratford Man:1890
Reason for stopping: End of Act IV, scene xv, and now I have to figure out what the heck all this fuss is intended to conceal.

Also, my wrists are killing me.
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    Jimmy Buffett - The Pascagoula Run