The Council Chamber
This small room at the top of the west stairs was used for secret meetings to plot against the King from l629 to 1640. It was called 'A room that hath no ears'.
William Fiennes (pictured right) was an important leader in the struggle against King Charles I. With a group of friends, he founded the Providence Island Company to trade in the Carribean. Their meetings in this room were used as a cover for Anti-Royalist plotting.
Among those who attended were: Pym, Hampden , St John, Lord Warwick, Lord Brooke, Sir Henry Vane together with their hosts William and his son, Nathaniel.
Read the latest entry in Old Subtlety, our castle blog named after William Fiennes