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The History Of Guy Fawkes

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Guy Fawkes, born in 1570, is most known for being a member in a plot to destroy the parliment building. He was never happy with what was going on in England. in 1603 he traveled to spain and asked them to help form a rebellion against King James. Friends described him as opposed to quarrel. That now seems shocking after knowing his involvment in the plot. When he was a young child Fawkes lost his father. Shortly after his mother remarried. This was the start of shaping Guy's future. After proving that he was against the monarchy in England he was approached and offered to join in the polt. His life eventually ended after the plot was caught and he was executed.

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The Original Intentions (The Plot)

Robert Catesby planned to blow up King James with the House of Lords and the House of Commons during the ceremonial opening of Parliament. The House of Lords were going to get a large amount of gunpowder barrels to explode during the ceremonial opening of the Parliament. Thomas Percy and Earl of Northumberland helped the conspirators get access to the Parliament. The rest never happened. Once there was supposed to be an explosion they were were hoping to get together at the Catholic gentry of the Midlands. Together the House of Lords would have seized Princess Elizabeth. She was one of King James' children. She was the only child not attending the ceremony.

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The Aftermath

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Guy Fawkes was found, arrested, and tortured until he spurted out the names of the other conspirators.  The other guilty parties were found, arrested and thrown into the Tower of London to be tortured.  In January of 1606, the convicted were found guilty of high treason and were sent to be executed.  They would be tied down to a wood plank, drawn by horse to the execution site, hung until death (or close to), and chopped up into four pieces.  Their remains were put on display around London.

 

King James I then implemented a law to where no Cathloc's were able to vote or have any say in the government.  It would take another 200 years for Cathloc's to recieve complete emancipation again.

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How the Gunpowder Plot was Foiled!

The Gunpowder Plot had failed in it's attempt to destroy the parliment. The organization, which included Robert Catesby, Guy Fawkes, Thomas Pencey, and many others, got to big to keep their plan a secret. Because of their inability to keep the plan secret, a mysterious letter was send to Lord Monteagle.The government caught Guy Fawkes in the cellar where the gunpower was and the other members afterword as they fled. Some were killed on the spot, some executed later and some were jailed.

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