History explorer: Catholic resistance to Elizabeth I

Spencer Mizen and Jessie Childs explore Rushton Triangular Lodge in Northamptonshire, an eccentric testament to an Elizabethan's Catholic faith

Rushton Triangular Lodge was ostensibly a warrener's lodge but the biblical references that adorn its three exterior walls tell a different story. (Photo English Heritage/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the August 2018 edition of BBC History Magazine

Blink and you’ll miss it. And I nearly did. There’s no grand, sweeping driveway, no vast manicured lawns, no lofty battlements topped with flags proudly fluttering in the wind. Rushton Triangular Lodge is far too modest for all that. It’s a diminutive building nestled, quietly, behind a line of trees in a corner of rural Northamptonshire. Even the English Heritage sign for the lodge is so small as to be almost apologetic. No wonder I almost drove straight past it.

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