Gun Powder Plot

Gun Powder Plot
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By Coralie Morrish

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  • The content of the letter was as follows, My lord out of the love I bear to some of your friends, Ihave a care of your preservation, therefore I would advise you as you tenderyour life to devise some excuse to shift your attendance at the parliament, forGod and Man hath concurred to punish the wickedness of this time, and think notslightly of this advertisement, but retire yourself into your country, whereyou may expect the event in safety, for though there be no appearance of anystir, yet I say they shall receive a terrible blow this parliament and yet theyshall not see who hurts them this council is not to be contemned because it maydo you good and can do you no harm for the danger is passed as soon as you haveburnt the letter and I hope God will give you the grace to make good use of it towhose holy protection, I commend vow,To the right honourable, The Lord Monteagle
  • James VI of Scotland becomes, James I of England.
  • Robert Cecil, the kings chief minister, came out of it looking good because he was the one who reported it. So it looked like he had saved the kings life. There is some proof that Robert Cecil was actually involved in the plot. It is thought that he gave them the gunpowder, as all the gunpowder is controlled by the government. The records are missing around the time of this event making Cecil look suspicious.  
  • In the end, James I of England rejected the puritans demands and ordering all Catholic Priests to leave the country. 
  • Lord Monteagle's servant brings him a letter, apparently it had been given to him by a stranger in the street. 
  • The content of the letter was as follows: My lord out of the love I bear to some of your friends, Ihave a care of your preservation, therefore I would advise you as you tenderyour life to devise some excuse to shift your attendance at the parliament, forGod and Man hath concurred to punish the wickedness of this time, and think notslightly of this advertisement, but retire yourself into your country, whereyou may expect the event in safety, for though there be no appearance of anystir, yet I say they shall receive a terrible blow this parliament and yet theyshall not see who hurts them this council is not to be contemned because it maydo you good and can do you no harm for the danger is passed as soon as you haveburnt the letter and I hope God will give you the grace to make good use of it towhose holy protection, I commend vow, To the right honourable, The Lord Monteagle
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