Charles Blount Posted November 30, 2022 Share Posted November 30, 2022 Mid Evening Thursday 15 September The Duke of Buckingham’s Apartments Mountjoy was in his chambers on the second floor of the main tower at a small desk reading several scurrilous pamphlets all seeming to take umbrage with the new Earl of Kingston. One stated that the Earl had an unnatural and sinful attraction to either boys or animals, the author never really specified beyond vague allusions. Another claimed that he had dastardly deflowered most of the unmarried women at court and also indecently pressed himself upon the married ones as well. Charles thought the accusations unlikely as he did not believe Kingston had that kind of time. Kingston had, at first glance, risen with inordinate rapidity and Blount as those of long pedigree were apt to do did look upon such advancement askance still thought the accusations scurrilous and bristled that a fellow peer, no matter how recent his rise, would be treated so. He had also come to some conclusions that would perfectly explain such an inexplicable rise. Thinking back to the night they spent together guarding the Queen he had realized that Kingston showed himself to be a decent fellow and unlike many not as grasping for the laurels that so settled upon his flaxen head. His feelings in this area could also have been spurred on by the fact that he himself had been contemplating his own problems with relations and lines of decent. Recalling that his lodgings were directly above those of the Duke’s he decided to descend to the Duck’s level and ‘push in’ to where, perhaps, he was not welcomed. Selecting an appropriate walking stick for the multi stories journey he made his way down the stares and over to Buckingham’s door. Noticing that the fruit bowl had been replenished since he had taken advantage of it earlier that day he helped himself to some grapes as he knocked on the door. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.