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BBC - History - The Gunpowder Plot (pictures, video, facts & news)

BBC - History - The Gunpowder Plot (pictures, video, facts & news) | Gunpowder Plot | Scoop.it

In 1603 when King James I became king, Britain was a Protestant country. With the monarch at the head of the church they had no loyalty for the Pope,catholcism was dissaproved and regulary suppressed, and catholics were being persecuted. With catholics becoming angry that they couldnt practice their religon the Gun Powder Plot would soon be born. The Gun Powder Plot was the work of mainly two cathloics Robert Catesby and Guy Fawkes. They rented a cellar under the Huse of Lords and filled it with enough gun powder to kill everyone above them. Their plan was to attack on November 5 1605 the opening of parliment and to kill King James so his daughter Elizabeth would be put on the throne and return Britain Catholicism.

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The Gunpowder Plot: Detailed Account

The Gunpowder Plot: Detailed Account | Gunpowder Plot | Scoop.it

 Robert Catesby planned to assassinate King James and replace him with his daughter, the line Princess Elizabeth. The conspirators Robert Catesby, John Wright, Thomas Wintour, Thomas Percy, Guy Fawkes, Robert Keyes, Thomas Bates, Robert Wintour, Christopher Wright, John Grant, Sir Ambrose Rookwood, Sir Everard Digby and Francis Tresham in the plot decided to put all the barrels of gunpowder in the cellar of the Parliament house.10 days before the plot was supposed to happen William Parker got a unknown letter delievered to his house telling him to not attend the opening of the Parliament house. The day before the house was supposed to open Guy Fawkes was found in the cellar with the 36 barrels of gunpowder. Fawkes was immediately arrested and taken before the king. Guy was tortured for the next view days until he revealed some details of the plot. On January, 31 1606 Thomas Wintour, Ambrose Rookwood, Guy Fawkes and Robert Keyes we dragged to be hanged. Fawkes jumped of the gallows and broke his neck in the process trying to escape.

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Aftermath - UK Parliament

Aftermath - UK Parliament | Gunpowder Plot | Scoop.it

The aftermath of the Gunpowder plot left eight of its conspiritors either captured and put on trial and four gunned down in a shoot-out. Guy Fawkes was the first to be discovered in the plot, he was brought to the Tower of London and was ordered by The King on November 6th 1605 to be tortured until he confesses and points out his co-conspiritors. Guy Fawkes confesses two days later on November 8th, but only confesses to the plot, he then gives up his coconspiritors the next day November 9th. Francis Tresham died in the Tower of London of natural causes on December 23 1605 after being pointed out by Fawkes. The masterminds of the operation Percy and Catesby had been killed at Holebeach House in Staffordshire. Sir Everard Digby, Robert Winter, John Grant, Thomas Bates, Thomas Winter, Ambrose Rookwood, Robert Keyes and Guy Fawkes, the eight remaining conspiritors are tried in Westminster Hall on January 27th 1606 and are all sentenced to death for the crime of treason. Everard Digby, Robert Winter, John Grant and Thomas Bates are killed in St Paul's Churchyard on January 30th 1606. Guy Fawkes, Thomas Winter, Ambrose Rookwood and Robert Keyes are executed just outside Westminster Hall, in the Old Palace Yard, the next day. Parliment had also met in January 1606 to pass the Thanksgiving Act which made services and sermons commemorating the plot a regular tradition every November 5th. The Gunpwder plot had become the end of conspiracies by Catholics in England. 

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The Gunpowder Plot: The 5 Conspirators

November 4th, 1605 around midnight, conspirator Guy Fawkes in caught red handed in the vaults of the Houses of Parliament. Down there he was setting up over a ton of gunpowder in order to blow up the Houses of Lords and in the process assassinating King James I. 18 months of careful planning was foiled on that night. When asked why by the king, Fawkes responded "I wanted blow you back to your scottish mountains". The video goes on to look into the reason why this assassination was going to take place, and then we get a brief interview over the other conspirators in the group such as Thomas Percy, Tom Winton, Jack Wright and their leader Robert Catesby.

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On This Day: Guy Fawkes Caught; Gunpowder Plot Foiled

On This Day: Guy Fawkes Caught; Gunpowder Plot Foiled | Gunpowder Plot | Scoop.it

The plot was formed by a group called the English Catholics. Their leader, Robert Catesby, was know for his rebellions against the government mostly between the years 1601 and 1602. Catesby was joined by Guy Fawkes, Thomas Percy. and two other men during the plot to assasinate King James I. Fawkes was an educated man who was tired of the Anglican-controlled government and decided the best choice to better the peoples lifes was to assasinate the king. Thomas Percy was a crazy, agressive man who had the same views as Fawkes.

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