William Parker blue plaque in Royston

Whitehall The home of Lord Mounteagle who alerted King James I to the Gunpowder Plot 1605

William Parker, 13th Baron Morley, 4th Baron Monteagle (1575 – 1 July 1622) was an English peer, best known for his role in the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot. In 1605 Parker was due to attend the opening of Parliament. He was a member of the House of Lords as Lord Monteagle, the title on his mother's side. He received a mysterious letter: it appears that someone was afraid he would be blown up.

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