The Invisible College

Canons Ashby House

Located in the county of Northamptonshire, the house has long been something of an enigma. Whether or not the basic room, located off the landing in the servants’ quarters that includes the strange wall symbols offers evidence a secret society met there is another matter. While coats of arms, including those belonging to Catesby, are easily found, other designs appear to concern stories from antiquity.

The room with the fresco mentioned in The Rosicrucian Prophecy also exists, as do the other areas of the house and grounds. The house, dating from around 1550, was famously the home of the Dryden family and is now cared for by the National Trust. A possible connection with the School of Night or its potential successors would make sense of the coats of arms, though this is unconfirmed.