It was customary to wear the highest rank, and the VP trumped Mr. Tim twice over.
Next, entire cities banned smoking in all indoor public places, contending a private business's right to allow smoking was trumped by the dangers of exposing patrons to secondhand smoke.
He was then found guilty of high treason and sentence of forfeiture pronounced; but there is reason to suspect that the whole case was trumped up. The old church escaped demolition at the Reformation and even the fine east Leixoes window was saved.
I thought the story about his job at the poultry farm was only a cover - some trumped up story to establish credence.