Dimitri asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 3 years ago

How can I make this historically plausible?

In my historical fiction novel, there are a gang of Royalist Highwayman who rob from Puritan Roundheads, shelter a community of people who want to escape from Cromwell's rule by celebrating Christmas, Maypoles, playacting etc. They would spend some of the money on themselves and their rebel community, and send most of the money to Charles II in France. Two of the gang members are Catholics (Irish and Scottish), one is a High Church minister fallen on hard times, and the rest were fallen nobles and gentry who lands and wealth were taken by the Parliamentarians.

Does that sound historically plausible? or should I do some more research on these matters.

3 Answers

  • keith
    Lv 7
    3 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Read several hundred books, pet.

  • 3 years ago

    It's good for an historical fantasy. Throw in a few Diggers for some leavening.

  • 3 years ago

    Not plausible at all. Simply not. Royalists sinking to street thugs? Please NO!

    • Dimitri
      Lv 5
      3 years agoReport

      Ever heard of James Hind? he was a Royalist Highwayman

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