Post by GeneticBlend on Apr 4, 2018 14:05:21 GMT -5
Chapter 2 Summary
Robert Belt is knighted, and now he is frequently absent from Bossall Hall.It is speculated that his visits to 17th Century Staffordshire has something to do with the Freemasons.
The Battle of Marston Moor takes place. It is only 14 miles from Bossall Hall. It is the largest Civil War battle ever fought on English soil.
Sir Robert Belt decides to move his family to a safer place. He has John Pearson, his steward, help him hide his treasures in the moat at Bossall Hall before they leave. They are the only people who know of the treasure location.
After the battle, Bossall Hall was taken.
Sir Robert Belt makes a will and has John Pearson witness it. Belt leaves very little to his sons and daughter, and makes no mention of the treasure. Later, John Pearson asks him about the treasure they hid in the moat. Belt tells Pearson that the treasure is for him. Belt dies the following day.
John Pearson's oldest son, James, wants nothing to do with the treasure. But his son John agrees to help recover it. It takes 2 trips and they retreive all but one jar of coins.
On the second trip, they saw Elias Ashmole who had come to Bossall Hall looking for Sir Robert's son, Leonard.