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  • 1. Guy Fawkes Night and the Gunpowder Plot Marta Altés
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. References
    • http://www.bonfirenight.net/
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night
    • http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/Guy.html
  • 9.
    • Thank you for
    • your attention!