Monday, 5 November 2012

The History About The Plot....


On 5 November 1605, two years after the death of Queen Elizabeth 1, soldiers discovered a man called Guy Fawkes in a cellar under the Houses of Parliament. With him were at least twenty barrels of Gunpowder. Guy fawkes was arrested and tortured. At last he gave way and told his torturers about the plot to blow up the Parliament together with the ing, James 1, his ministers and Members of Parliament. Guy Fawkes was a Roman Catholic who had been angered by the failure of King James, who was after all the son of the Catholic Mary Queen of Scot’s to grant more religious toleration to Catholics. He had joined with a group of four other Catholics led by Robert Catesby in the plot to kill the King. Catesby had made the mistake of inviting other Catholics to join the plot. One of these was called Francis Tresham. Tresham wrote a letter to his brother in-law Lord Monteagle warning him not to go to Parliament and Monteagle told the government.The plot was foiled at the eleventh hour. Some of the plotters escaped, some turned King’s Evidence and reported on the rest.The unlucky Fawkes was taken in chains to the Tower of London and beheaded at dawn. He was hanged, drawn and quartered. At a public venue, he was then chopped into quarters. The charge was treason, though some people in England prefer to remember Guy as “the only man ever to enter Parliament with honest intentions.”

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