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  • 1. BONFIRE NIGHT
  • 2. November 5th 1605 Houses of Parliament
  • 3. November 5th 1605 In 1605 King James 1 was the King of England. Not everybody in England liked him.
  • 4. For more than a year a gang of men had been secretly plotting to kill the king in a huge explosion the day the parliament opens.
  • 5. The gang's plan was called the Gunpowder Plot.
  • 6. Robert Catesby was the leader of the GUNPOWDER PLOT
  • 7. The plotters recruit Guido Fawkes, an explosives expert.
  • 8. They put 36 barrels of gunpowder in the basement of the Houses of Parliament on November 5th.
  • 9. Lord Monteagle, an MP receives a letter, warning him to not attend the Opening of Parliament.
  • 10. Monteagle shows letter to Robert Cecil who shows it to the King.
  • 11. Guy Fawkes was in the cellars, he needed a lantern to light his way. Amazingly, that very lantern has survived 400 years.
  • 12. King orders search of the cellars. Soldiers found Guy Fawkes and arrested him.
  • 13. He refused to answer most of their questions and made it very clear that he didn't have any regrets at all.
  • 14. Guy Fawkes was tortured until he confessed to trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
  • 15. His confession
  • 16. Eight of the plotters, including Fawkes, were tried in court in London and sentenced to death for treason.
  • 17. Every year on November 5th British remember the gunpowder plot.They have fireworks outside.
  • 18. They burn bonfires and put a model of Guy Fawkes on top. They remember how his plan failed.

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