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The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 - facts & a good TV documentary

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Post Neon Knight on Sun 5 Nov - 17:57

Involving thirteen participants, Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was an attempt to assassinate the English King James I and other important targets by blowing the Parliament of England. Led by Robert Catesby and involving Guy Fawkes, the plot was a formed due to the persecution of Catholics in Protestant England. Know more about it through these 10 facts.

https://learnodo-newtonic.com/gunpowder-plot-facts


Nine little-known things about Guy Fawkes: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/9-things-never-knew-guy-fawkes/

1. Guy Fawkes did not die from being hung, drawn and quartered
2. Guy Fawkes was not the Gunpowder Plot's ringleader
3. Guy Fawkes won the unlikely admiration of King James I
4. Guy Fawkes was actually Protestant by birth
5. Guy Fawkes has an island named after him
6. Guy Fawkes liked to be called by an Italian nickname
7. The Houses of Parliament are still searched once a year for hidden explosives
8. The cellar that Fawkes tried to blow up no longer exists
9. The gunpowder might have done little damage to Parliament

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Post Neon Knight on Sun 5 Nov - 18:00

The best TV documentary I've seen on the GP, with entertaining dramatic reconstructions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StwIeUnz0FQ



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http://www.potw.org/archive/potw405.html

English Folk Verse (c.1870)

   The Fifth of November

   Remember, remember!
   The fifth of November,
   The Gunpowder treason and plot;
   I know of no reason
   Why the Gunpowder treason
   Should ever be forgot!

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