Queen buys gunpowder plot estate





The country estate where it is thought Guy Fawkes plotted to blow up King James I has been bought by the Queen.
The Crown Estate, which manages the Monarch's property interests, has bought Ashby St Ledgers estate in Northamptonshire for close to £10m.

The 2,337 acre estate was the ancestral home of Robert Catesby, the leader of the Gunpowder Plot.

It is 400 years since the 1605 plot to blow up the king whilst he was inside Parliament was foiled.



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