The Gunpowder Plot

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Guy Fawkes and his plot to kill James 1.

Story of the gunpowder plot of 1605 where Guy Fawkes and others set out to assassinate King James 1 by laying explosives under the Houses of Parliament in order to bring Catholicism back to the throne. Includes an assessment of the results of the plot, both long and short term.
From: Local Heroes Exploding Heroes
First broadcast : 31 October 1997

Teachers' notes

Age Group : 11-14

Subject : History

Topic : Early modern world, Tudors and Stuarts

Keywords : Guy Fawkes, Stuarts, History of arms, Gunpowder plot

Notes : This clip can be used as part of the study of the history of arms, the history of the gunpowder plot, and the history of Guy Fawkes.


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