On 19th. June, together with a number of other Livery Masters, I was arrested at the Old Bailey on a trumped felony charge. Nevertheless, I was found guilty by Judge Sheriff Peter Estlin and sentenced to be incarcerated in the Tower of London.
Thanks to the generous donations from family, friends and liverymen I raised enough money to bribe the Warders and was subsequently released.
The 29 Livery Masters that had been arrested on that day raised a total of £35,000 for the Lord Mayor’s Charity –
The reason that (despite having just been convicted) I look reasonably happy is that I had heard that the Tower had run out of bread and water and Pol Roger was stepping in to save the day.