Someone finally tells the King around 9am.
The colonel insists he wants to have a meeting with the King himself.
on the insistance of the Prime Minister, The King aggrees and on May 12th the Colonel is taken to his court. for a personal and private meeting
The Colonel warns Charles that if he is executed a great many powerful and influential friends will become actively hostile towards the Monarchy. Charles is fearful of any revolution so soon after the civil war and after what became of his Father...
The Colonel further tells Charles that he had planned to assasinate him whilst swimming but couldnt bring himself to do it, because of the Nobility of the King and his...erm...stature...
The King takes his time in deciding what to do with the gang...and for several months they stew in the Tower awaiting the results. Its evident that under normal circumstances they should have already been executed...
Seventy Days pass, before Charles delivers his verdict:
The King has been moved, and grants a full pardon to The Colonel. His Son was freed a month later and left for The New World.
But in trying to appease the people and avoid a possible uprising...the population are staggered that the Colonel has not been executed for treason.
Whilst the Jewel Protector survived, and was even promised a proper wage due to how dangerous his job has now become...he never got no wage, and was dead before the end of the decade.
The Crown Jewels were repaired, and following the Jewel Protector, put under armed Guard. They remain open to the Public today.