gunpowder plot

gunpowder plot

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  • on the 20th of may 1604 the conspirators met in the duck and drake pub to discuss how they where going to kill king James the 1st
  • guido Faulks your under arrest for attempted first degree murder you have the right to remain silent anything you say can and will be used against you in the court of law
  • there first attempt was to dig a tunnel under the thames but i didn't work because the tunnel flooded from the river
  • Thomas Percy rented a cellar under the houses of parliament so they filled it up with gunpowder to explode the houses of parliament while that was being put into place a mysterious letter was sent to lord monteagle saying not to go the houses of parliament on the fifth of November
  • when the cellars where checked guido claimed his name was John Johnson of course the guards did not believe him and he was arrested
  • after being arrested he was put on the rack for three days until he named his accomplices when he finally gave In there was no use for him anymore so he was hung drawn and quartered.
  • when guyfaulks gave the names of his accomplices they immediately set off too find them eventually they where caught and shot, two where even killed by the same musket ball!
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