Guy Fawkes

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A brief review on this British celebration which takes place on November 5th.

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Guy Fawkes

  1. 1. Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot
  2. 2. 1603 <ul><li>James I becomes King of England </li></ul><ul><li>Fines Catholics not attending Church of England services and he puts Catholic priests to death. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1604 <ul><li>Robert Catesby hatches a plan to blow up Parliament on the day it opens. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Guy Fawkes <ul><li>The plotters recruit Guido Fawkes, an explosives expert. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The plot is hindered <ul><li>Rent a house near to Houses of Parliament and start tunnelling. </li></ul><ul><li>Water leaks in from the River Thames </li></ul><ul><li>Walls of the House of Lords could not be penetrated. </li></ul>
  6. 6. A change of fortune <ul><li>State Opening of Parliament postponed until 5 th November 1605 </li></ul><ul><li>Cellar room becomes available for rent. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The plan takes shape <ul><li>36 barrels of gunpowder moved to the cellar and hidden behind firewood. </li></ul><ul><li>Guy Fawkes left in charge of guarding it. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Who sent the warning? <ul><li>Lord Monteagle, an MP – and cousin of Francis Tresham – receives a letter, warning him to not attend the State Opening of Parliament. </li></ul><ul><li>Monteagle shows letter to Robert Cecil who, in turn, shows it to the King. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 4 th November 1605 <ul><li>King orders search of the cellars. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ John Johnson’ found with pile of wood. </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd search - gunpowder is found. </li></ul><ul><li>Johnson is arrested and taken to the Tower. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Torture in the Tower <ul><li>Johnson confesses to being Guy Fawkes. </li></ul><ul><li>After four days of torture he confesses to the Plot. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The other plotters <ul><li>Meanwhile, the other plotters had been hiding in a house in the Midlands. </li></ul><ul><li>Soldiers surround the house. </li></ul><ul><li>Catesby, Percy & Winter brothers are shot dead. </li></ul><ul><li>Remaining plotters taken to the Tower. </li></ul><ul><li>Tried, and found guilty of High Treason. </li></ul>
  12. 12. January 1606 <ul><li>Plotters hanged, drawn and quartered for their crimes. </li></ul>

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