May 9, 1671

On This Date in in 1671 Thomas “Captain” Blood attempted to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London. Thomas Blood and his accomplices had the Crown Jewels in their possession when they were nicked at the gate by the guards. Instead of getting a rope necktie, the Irishman, Blood, was able to not only talk the King of England out of executing him, but gave him some land and a salary to boot.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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