gunpowder Plot

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  • Duck &Drake
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  • Robert Cecil thought the king was too kind to the Catholics as he thought,that even though James I prosecuted and exiled them, he should be harsher to them. He thought this because he was protestant like the king and didn't believe that they should be treated as nicely as royalty
  • The plotters for gunpowder plot decided to meet up at the Duck & Drake pub to discuss their plans to blow up the parliament.  the most famous plotter is Guido Fawkes also known as Guy Fawkes.
  • Later that day a mysterious letter was passed on by a guard from an anonymous person. The letter read 'do not come to the parliament on the 5th of January,no questions asked.' Robert Cecil was convinced by the latter that these anonymous people were going to blow up the parliament as it had been tried before.
  • Robert Cecil sent down some guards to search the parliament as he wanted to catch the criminals in action. once the guards arrived at the scene they asked Guy Fawkes to state his name. Guy Fawkes replied saying his name was John Johnson. John Johnson was a very common name back in those days and was a very hard name to trace back to.  Not believing him, they arrested him
  • Meanwhile, in the midland the other plotters were on the run. Using their intelligence they decided to take on the guards with swords and two of them were killed by the same musket ball. The musket ball passed through both of them. A musket ball a a spherical metal ball which is fired out of a rifle.
  • For trying to blow up the parliament, Guido Fawkes was punished by going on the rack for three whole days which is the place he confessed. Suspicious? Then he was taken to be hung, drawn and quartered in front of a crowd. before he died he had signed a paper and the two signatures were completely different. Suspicious?
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