This Day in History: 1399-12-17

On 17th December 1399 ringleaders of a plot to kill Henry IV at Windsor during New Year celebrations and restore former king Richard II (held prisoner at Pontefract Castle) to the throne, met at Abbey House in Westminster. The plotters included: the Earls of Salisbury, Huntingdon, Kent, Rutland; Barons Despenser and Lumley; possibly Edward of Norwich, ex-Duke of Aumale; and Sir Thomas Blount and Sir Bernard Brocas.