The catholics and protestents were arguaring about what god wanted and when king james first became the king he became a protestent and made everyone do everything he wanted like: praying in basic and plain churches, simple prayers, and the bible in English.
A man called Robert Catesby met with a friend. They planned a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament using gunpowder but they had to do it on one day - the opening of Parliament. because it was the only day the king came to parliament
robert catesby didn't know how to use gunpowder so he recruited someone called guy fawkes because he new how to use gunpowder. He said "before we blow up the Houses of Parliament we will need 20 barrels of gunpowder
they had made one mistake they told 3 other people and one had a friend in parliament and told him to stay away and he told the king.
on the day king james sent 3 soldiers to find guy fawkes and bring him to him the soldiers searched the hole of the Houses of Parliament then they went to search the cellar underneath the Houses of Parliament and they found guy fawkes about to lite the gunpowder
Guy Fawkes was found and tortured until he told the king were the other people were and then they were hung drawn and quartered