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Title: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot


1
Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot
2
1603
  • James I becomes King of England
  • Fines Catholics not attending Church of England
    services and he puts Catholic priests to death.

3
1604
  • Robert Catesby hatches a plan to blow up
    Parliament on the day it opens.

4
Guy Fawkes
  • The plotters recruit Guido Fawkes, an explosives
    expert.

5
The plot is hindered
  • Rent a house near to Houses of Parliament and
    start tunnelling.
  • Water leaks in from the River Thames
  • Walls of the House of Lords could not be
    penetrated.

6
A change of fortune
  • State Opening of Parliament postponed until 5th
    November 1605
  • Cellar room becomes available for rent.

7
The plan takes shape
  • 36 barrels of gunpowder moved to the cellar and
    hidden behind firewood.
  • Guy Fawkes left in charge of guarding it.

8
Who sent the warning?
  • Lord Monteagle, an MP and cousin of Francis
    Tresham receives a letter, warning him to not
    attend the State Opening of Parliament.
  • Monteagle shows letter to Robert Cecil who, in
    turn, shows it to the King.

9
4th November 1605
  • King orders search of the cellars.
  • John Johnson found with pile of wood.
  • 2nd search - gunpowder is found.
  • Johnson is arrested and taken to the Tower.

10
Torture in the Tower
  • Johnson confesses to being Guy Fawkes.
  • After four days of torture he confesses to the
    Plot.

11
The other plotters
  • Meanwhile, the other plotters had been hiding in
    a house in the Midlands.
  • Soldiers surround the house.
  • Catesby, Percy Winter brothers are shot dead.
  • Remaining plotters taken to the Tower.
  • Tried, and found guilty of High Treason.

12
January 1606
  • Plotters hanged, drawn and quartered for their
    crimes.
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