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Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes

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Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot


• James I became King of England
• He fined Catholics for not attending Church of England services and he put Catholic priests to death.


• Robert Catesby and a group of Catholics hatched a plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament on the day it opened.

Guy Fawkes

• The plotters recruited Guido (Guy) Fawkes, an explosives expert.

The plot
• They rented a house near to the Houses of Parliament and started tunnelling in the cellar. • Guy Fawkes was given the job of keeping watch over the barrels and lighting the fuse.

The plan takes shape
• 36 barrels of gunpowder were secretly moved to the cellar and hidden behind firewood.

Who sent the warning?
• Lord Monteagle, an MP – and cousin of Francis Tresham – received a letter, warning him to not attend the State Opening of Parliament.

• Monteagle showed the letter to Robert Cecil who, in turn, showed it to the King.

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November 1605

• The King orderered a search of the cellars.
• Guy was found with pile of wood and the gunpowder. • Guy was arrested and taken to the Tower of London.

Torture in the Tower
• After four days of torture he confessed to the Plot.

The other plotters
• Meanwhile, the other plotters had been hiding in a house in the Midlands.
• Soldiers surrounded the house.

• Catesby, Percy & Winter brothers were shot dead.
• Remaining plotters were taken to the Tower of London.

• They were tried, and found guilty of High Treason.

January 1606

• The plotters were hanged, drawn and quartered for their crimes.

• Every year on 5th November, the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, Guy Fawkes is remembered. • Throughout England – in towns and villages – huge bonfires are lit, fireworks are set off and a stuffed model of a man, like a scarecrow, is burnt on the bonfire. This is to celebrate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot.

Rhymes and chants
Remember, Remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason, why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot. Guy Fawkes, Guy Stick him up on high Put him on the fire And there let him die

Bonfire food
• People bake potatoes, eat sausages and soup and a sticky cake called Parkin made of oatmeal, ginger, treacle and syrup. • There are wonderful firework displays all over the country.

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