Over four hundred years ago, there lived a king named James l. He was a protestant which is someone who wanted the bible to be in English so they could read it for themselves and they thought that God likes simple prayers and churches and Catholics were the opposite. Not many people liked James.
Since not many people liked king James. Robert Catesby and his three friends came up with a plan.The plan was to blow up the king. They would put twenty barrels of gunpowder underneath where the king would sit, the gunpowder would be ignited and within 15 seconds the houses of Parliment would go up in flames.
With their plan in action, they had to find someone that was an expert with using gunpowder and Guy Fawkes was just the right person.
Robert and Guy told three more men about the secret plan and let them join and that was when the mistake happened. One of the men had a friend that was going to be in parliment the day the explosion was due and sent a letter to warn him and when the man recieved the letter he immediatly told the king and the king sent guards to search the building.
Eventually, the soldiers found Guy Fawkes hiding in a cellar that lead underneath the houses of Parliment with the 20 barrels of gunpowder.
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Guy Fawkes was unfortunatly caught and he arrested and then hung, drawn and quartered and the other eight men were put on trial and eventually they were all killed. Now on the 5th of November we have a bonfire and put a dummy of Guy Fawkes on the bonfire.