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    Bonfire Night And The Gunpowder Plot Bonfire Night And The Gunpowder Plot Presentation Transcript

    • Guy Fawkes Night and the Gunpowder Plot Marta Altés
    • The Gunpowder Plot
      • Some English Catholics intended to kill James I of England and VI of Scotland in 1605.
      • They also planned to abduct the royal children and lead a popular revolt in the Midlands.
    • Origins
      • The plot was overseen from May 1604 by Robert Catesby.
      • The explosives were prepared by Guy Fawkes.
      • The plotters wanted a greater tolerance of Roman Catholicism.
    • Planning
      • In May 1604, Sir Thomas Percy rented a house next to the House of Lords.
      • By March 1605 Fawkes and some other plotters filled the vaults beneath the House of the Lords with 36 barrels of gunpowder.
    • Discovery, trial and executions
      • A letter sent by one of the conspirators let the authorities find out all the plot.
      • At midnight on 5 November king’s men arrested Guy Fawkes.
      • All the plotters were found guilty and they were hanged, drawn and quartered.
    • Guy Fawkes Night
      • On the 5th of November people celebrate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot.
      • The celebration involves fireworks displays and the building of bonfires.
      • It’s typical to eat bonfire toffe,
      • toffe apples, baked potatoes
      • and parkin.
    • Cultural References
      • The devilish nature of the Gunpowder Plot inspired Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
      • The film and comic book series V for Vendetta recreate the Gunpowder Plot.
    • References
      • http://www.bonfirenight.net/
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night
      • http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/Guy.html
      • Thank you for
      • your attention!