Four hundred years ago, James became King James to live in a castle with soldiers and at that time everyone was arguing about Protestants and Catholics.
When James became King James he decided he wanted everyone to go to a Protestants church, or they would have to pay a fine.
The Catholics wanted to kill King James so they will get a new king who will not want those rules, they decided they need to get someone who knows how to use gunpowder and they found someone called Guy Fawkes he is in the army and knows lots about gunpowder.
because you know how to use gunpowder can you help us?
Guy Fawkes thought he needed to get gunpowder under the houses of Parlement, and he found someone who has a basement that leads to under the houses of Parlement.
Once he had gotten all of the barrels of gunpowder Guy Fawkes had to wait till the right moment but they told three more people about there plan and one of the sent a letter to King James and let him know about the bomb.
Once King James knew someone was bombing the houses of Parlement he wanted them killed. He had Guy Fawkes and the six others quartered, drawn, hung and beheaded AND all of there heads were shown to all of London to say do not mess with the king.