The story of the gunpowder plot of 1605 (Guy Fawkes and others), intended to assassinate King James I and bring Catholicism back to the throne, with an assessment of the results of the plot, both long and short term.

This clip is from:
Local Heroes, Exploding Heroes
First broadcast:
31 October 1997

Students could make comparisons between parliament in the sixteenth century and nowadays. They could also discuss the handwritten note in the clip, focusing on cause and consequence. Students could then take their investigations in different directions, looking at the story more closely and using the evidence to consider different interpretations of the Gunpowder Plot. The written signature would be a good starting point for this as a piece of evidence that could lead to a recount piece of writing on the subject. It could also lead to a discussion piece using evidence to support any findings. Additionally, students could look at different punishments during the sixteenth century, making comparisons over time.