James I becomes King of England.
Fines Catholics not attending Church of
England services and he puts Catholic
priests to death.
Robert Catesby hatches a
plan to blow up
Parliament on the day it
The plotters recruit Guido Fawkes, an
Rent a house near to Houses of Parliament and
Water leaks in from the River Thames
Walls of the House of Lords could not be
State Opening of Parliament postponed until 5th
Cellar room becomes available for rent.
36 barrels of
to the cellar and
Guy Fawkes left in
charge of guarding
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.
King orders search of the cellars.
‘John Johnson’ found with pile of
2nd search - gunpowder is found.
Johnson is arrested and taken to
to being Guy
After four days of
confesses to the
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.
Plotters hanged, drawn and quartered for their