The Gunpowder Plot 1605

The Gunpowder Plot in 1605, saw 13 men, who equally, tried to kill King James I, with Gunpowder.

Gunpowder Plot That Never Worked

Elizabeth I, gave the Catholic grief, therefore, her death in 1603, as a result, incite hope for them. Wishing her successor King James would be more in favor.

King James was not in favor of their religion. In contrast, Catesby and 12 men, settled violence is the answer.

In summary, the details outlined to hide barrels filled with gunpowder. A small group took shape, the idea was to kill King James and the members of parliament.

Notably, they would be brand as extremists or terrorists.

To explain, for the plan to work, the plotters need to get barrels of gunpowder and hide them under the Lords.

When finalizing the plot, the idea was going to hurt maybe even kill a lot of blameless people, as they looked into this further, it was certain it would kill the people who fought for more rights for Catholics.

Plot in Motion

With the plotters having a feeling of guilt, one of the extremist members anonymously sent a letter to a good friend Lord Monteagle, warning him on November 5th, to stay away from the Parliament.

Doubt still flying high, the plot went ahead regardless of consequence. Catesby wanted Guido Fawkes, on the opening of Parliament to light the barrels.

At this point, Monteagle sent the warning message to the King. King James with his guards made plans to stop the conspirators.

The morning of November 5th, Guy Fawkes was hiding behind the 36 gunpowder filled barrels. Ready and waiting for the signal from is conspirators.

On the last desperation from the authorities, they decided to search the cellars bashing down the door, they found the barrels and Guido.

Guy Fawkes got caught, in part of the grilling, Guy falsely gave a name, John Johnson, and tried to overall resist the torture.

Consequently, the plotters names were revealed by him, the king ordered the 12 other men to be found and charged.

The Wonders of The Gunpowder Plot

However, the safety of King James VI and I was uniquely down to his loyal lord and his guards.

For this reason, the king commanded each year, everyone to build huge bonfires to celebrate.

For this fact, on the night of November 5th for over 400 years, it has become known to be called Bonfire Night.

Although, the event is immortalized with fireworks and burning effigies of Guy Fawkes and political or hated figures on bonfires.

However, individuals ponder if the conspirators could manage to blow up Parliament if the anonymous letter was not sent.

Most compelling evidence, to why it could never work as planned because the gunpowder was old, as a result, rendering it useless.

Furthermore, no proof of test lighting it before the plotter got caught, no one will never know for certain.

Certainly, the immensity of this plot struck the entire country. The death toll calculated and the political change would have been to a degree of uncertainty.

For this reason, a tradition carried out by the Yeomen of the Guards search the cellars of the Palace of Westminster.