Guy Fawkes


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In this lesson you will learn about one of the most interesting traditions from Britain. Each year we celebrate bonfire night / Guy Fawkes night we a huge bonfire and if you are very lucky a fantastic firework display. Brought to you by

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Guy Fawkes

  1. 1. Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder PlotBy Skype English School<br /><br />
  2. 2. 1603<br />James I becomes King of England<br />Fines Catholics not attending Church of England services and he puts Catholic priests to death. <br /><br />
  3. 3. 1604<br />Robert Catesby hatches a plan to blow up Parliament on the day it opens.<br /><br />
  4. 4. Guy Fawkes<br />The plotters recruit Guido Fawkes, an explosives expert.<br /><br />
  5. 5. The plot is hindered<br />Rent a house near to Houses of Parliament and start tunnelling.<br />Water leaks in from the River Thames<br />Walls of the House of Lords could not be penetrated.<br /><br />
  6. 6. A change of fortune<br />State Opening of Parliament postponed until 5th November 1605<br />Cellar room becomes available for rent.<br /><br />
  7. 7. The plan takes shape<br />36 barrels of gunpowder moved to the cellar and hidden behind firewood.<br />Guy Fawkes left in charge of guarding it.<br /><br />
  8. 8. Who sent the warning?<br />Lord Monteagle, an MP – and cousin of Francis Tresham – receives a letter, warning him to not attend the State Opening of Parliament.<br />Monteagle shows letter to Robert Cecil who, in turn, shows it to the King.<br /><br />
  9. 9. 4th November 1605<br />King orders search of the cellars.<br />‘John Johnson’ found with pile of wood.<br />2nd search - gunpowder is found.<br />Johnson is arrested and taken to the Tower.<br /><br />
  10. 10. Torture in the Tower<br />Johnson confesses to being Guy Fawkes.<br />After four days of torture he confesses to the Plot.<br /><br />
  11. 11. The other plotters<br />Meanwhile, the other plotters had been hiding in a house in the Midlands.<br />Soldiers surround the house.<br />Catesby, Percy & Winter brothers are shot dead.<br />Remaining plotters taken to the Tower.<br />Tried, and found guilty of High Treason.<br /><br />
  12. 12. January 1606<br />Plotters hung, drawn and quartered <br />for their crimes. <br /><br />
  13. 13. Guy Fawkes Today<br />Ever since then, Guy Fawkes has been hung and burnt in effigy, as bonfires are lit in Merry Olde England in his memory. <br />The chant that has long been repeated is as follows:<br />Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot;I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.A stick and a stake for King James’ sake!Holla, boys, Holla, make the town ring;Holla, boys, Holla, boys, God save the King.<br /><br />
  14. 14. Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder PlotBy Skype English School<br /><br />