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  • Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot
  • 1603• James I becomes King of England• Fines Catholics not attending Church of England services and he puts Catholic priests to death.
  • 1604• Robert Catesby hatches a plan to blow up Parliament on the day it opens.
  • Guy Fawkes• The plotters recruit Guido Fawkes, an explosives expert.
  • 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.
  • A change of fortune• State Opening of Parliament postponed until 5th November 1605• Cellar room becomes available for rent.
  • The plan takes shape • 36 barrels of gunpowder moved to the cellar and hidden behind firewood. • Guy Fawkes left in charge of guarding it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Torture in the Tower• Johnson confesses to being Guy Fawkes.• After four days of torture he confesses to the Plot.
  • 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.
  • January 1606• Plotters hanged, drawn and quartered for their crimes.