On the 26th of October, 1605, a tall dark stranger delivered a letter addressed to Lord Monteagle, warning him to stay away from Parliament, as there was going to be a terrible blow. Lord Monteagle left his dinner and went straight to the king's adviser, Robert Cecil.
Robert Cecil then took it straight to the King
What is this?
By the early hours of the morning, the cellars of the House of Lords were searched. They found a man, holding a lantern, stopwatch, matches and a tinderbox. He said he was called John Johnson, and that he was working for Thomas Percy.
I refuse to answer any of your questions!
Johnson was taken straight to the King...
Right! Take him away to the Tower of London and question him!
Meanwhile the other plotters were waiting, in a country house, until Parliament had blown up
But when they realized that Guy Fawkes had failed, they barricaded themselves in a house in the Midlands, where the king's men found them, and a gunfight took place. Percy and Catesby were killed. The rest of the plotters were arrested and taken to London.