James the first was the king of England at this time the Catholics thought he was tolerant but actually was not so Thomas winter Robert Catesby and Guido Fawkes met at the duck and drake pub on the 20th of may 1604.
They dug a tunnel under the houses of parliament but eventually it flooded though they did not give up.
They rented a cellar under neath the house's of parliment and loaded 36 barrels of gunpowder into the cellar.
Then guard's came and he said to him self that he was john Johnson and they said "these are very fine barrels" and "Guido Fawkes said there full of potatoes".
On the morning of the 5th of November the same guards came looked inside the barrels and there was a lot of gunpowder and then then they arrested him .
After Guido Fawkes was put in jail he was put on the rack for 3 days to tell the name of the other plotters on the third day he told the name after that he was rung drawn and quartered the other plotters .Two of the other plotters were killed by the same musket ball.