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Guy Fawkes

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A brief review on this British celebration which takes place on November 5th.

A brief review on this British celebration which takes place on November 5th.


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  • 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 5 th 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. 4 th November 1605
    • King orders search of the cellars.
    • ‘ John Johnson’ found with pile of wood.
    • 2 nd 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.