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In this lesson you will learn about one of the most interesting traditions from Britain. Each year we celebrate bonfire night / Guy Fawkes night we a huge bonfire and if you are very lucky a fantastic …

In this lesson you will learn about one of the most interesting traditions from Britain. Each year we celebrate bonfire night / Guy Fawkes night we a huge bonfire and if you are very lucky a fantastic firework display. Brought to you by http://skype-englishschool.com

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  • 1. Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder PlotBy Skype English School
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  • 2. 1603
    James I becomes King of England
    Fines Catholics not attending Church of England services and he puts Catholic priests to death.
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  • 3. 1604
    Robert Catesby hatches a plan to blow up Parliament on the day it opens.
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  • 4. Guy Fawkes
    The plotters recruit Guido Fawkes, an explosives expert.
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  • 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.
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  • 6. A change of fortune
    State Opening of Parliament postponed until 5th November 1605
    Cellar room becomes available for rent.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 10. Torture in the Tower
    Johnson confesses to being Guy Fawkes.
    After four days of torture he confesses to the Plot.
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  • 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.
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  • 12. January 1606
    Plotters hung, drawn and quartered
    for their crimes.
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  • 13. Guy Fawkes Today
    Ever since then, Guy Fawkes has been hung and burnt in effigy, as bonfires are lit in Merry Olde England in his memory.
    The chant that has long been repeated is as follows:
    Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot;I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.A stick and a stake for King James’ sake!Holla, boys, Holla, make the town ring;Holla, boys, Holla, boys, God save the King.
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  • 14. Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder PlotBy Skype English School
    http://skype-englishschool.com