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Remember, Remember the 5th of November

Remember, Remember the 5th of November The Gun powder, Teason and Plot I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot. This is a V for ...
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Jim Shorts's comment, October 27, 2012 5:06 PM
I like the way this video explains The Gunpowder Plot in detail. Also the video was pretty cool with the way he throws the knife and the speech he gives.
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Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night

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In the early 1600’s, 1605 to be exact, a man named Robert Catesby decided to act on his plot to kill King James I. This plot became known as The Gunpowder Plot. He could not carry out this plan on his own, so he enlisted the help of many men including Guy Fawkes. Guy Fawkes was the one that was supposed to ignite the “bomb”. Together the 13 men financed and placed 36 barrels of gunpowder in an underground store house. One of the 13 men warned Lord Monteagle and betrayed the other conspirators. Once the King found out the gunpowder was recovered and many of the men fled. To celebrate the safety of the king, bonfires were lit the night of November 5th. It became known and celebrated as bonfire night.

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Catherine Yetman's comment, November 14, 2012 10:58 AM
This article is perfectly relevant to the subject because it discusses the specific people involved in the plot. It includes details of the the plan they had, and how it was foiled. Also, I like how it discusses the dates and timelines as well.
Shacaidanmatt's comment, November 17, 2012 1:59 PM
This was very interesting, i knew a little about the gun powder plot but only from V for Vendetta. i didnt know any names other then Guy Fawkes. i really liked how it went inot specific details of the plan
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GREAT SCENE - V for Vendetta (finale)

Final sequence from "V for Vendetta" (2005) V's big explosion and fireworks in London. music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture *Copyright owner: Silv...
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The Gunpowder Plot: Overview

The Famous Gunpowder Plot in William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth was a plan to blow up early 17th century Parliament. In a brilliantly devised theme by thirteen young catholic men, their plan was to put 36 barrels of gunpowder in a wine cellar under the main parliament building. Upon James I taking over the thrown, this group of Catholics believed violence was the answer to stop their growing persecution. One of the leaders Robert Catesby used his home to meet and establish the plan, an enlisted mercenary Guy Fawkes was to set the Gunpowder. Francis Tresham one of the conspirators began having second thoughts about the lives they would take, and his brother in law Lord Monteagle received a letter warning him to stay away. It is assumed Tresham was the one who sent it, after turning the letter over the plot was foiled in the early hours of November 5 and all men were executed or killed except Tresham who died in prison because it was believed he gave up the plot.

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Shacaidanmatt's comment, November 17, 2012 2:13 PM
i think it is interesting how it played out. the fact they they were betrayed to save a fellow christian was very interesting. it must suck to be guy fawkes as the one who actually was there and got caught.
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BBC - History - The Gunpowder Plot

BBC - History - The Gunpowder Plot | The Gunpowder Plot | Scoop.it

            The Gunpowder Plot was coming about during an end of an era in England. Queen Elizabeth was dying, and her successor was to be James VI of Scotland. At first, the Catholics were excited and expected to be welcomed by the new king, but they soon realized their fate when King James I denounced Catholicism and expelled all Catholic priests. With this act, a band of conspirators soon formed. The main plotters of the Gunpowder Plot included Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, and Guy Fawkes. Their hopeful plan was to blow up Parliament on November 5, 1605. The plan had Fawkes set to be the one lighting the fuse, while other conspirators would cause commotion by kidnapping James I’s daughter, Princess Elizabeth. All was going well, until an anonymous letter was sent to Parliament, warning them. When November 5th came around, Fawkes had entered a trap, and he and Percy were arrested. The other conspirators were caught a few days later, and all were tried and executed for high treason.

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Shacaidanmatt's comment, November 13, 2012 7:59 PM
I like this article a lot because it gives you specific details on the reasons why a few Catholics would go to this extreme. The main reason is that James I was Catholic and betrayed his fellow Catholics by imposing fines and forcing them to worship in secret.
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V for Vendetta Speech

I think it's time to let you guys know that the previous descriptions were basically tongue-in-cheek trolls. And boy, it worked. I get several emails a day f...
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Literary Reference Center - powered by EBSCOhost: Gunpowder Plot

In November of the 1600, there was a plot to blow up the Parliament building. This group consitsted of several men who were trying to create a revolt against parliament. The plot began with the men hiding 36 barrels of gun powder underneath the parliament building. They covered these barrels with layers of wood and iron bars so they could not be seen. Lord Monteagle received a letter urging him not to attend the upcoming parliament building by a random source. The plot was made known by several people, and lead to the arrest of Guy Fawkes as he entered the cellar.

                Guy Fawkes was given his own day on the 5th of November. It is celebrated with fireworks and bonfires.

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