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Gunpowder Plot, Thomas Percy / Engraving
Gunpowder Plot, London 5 November 1605.
(Conspiracy of Catholic noblemen against James I and the Parliament. The Conspirators (Robert Catesby, Guy Fawkes, Thomas...
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Remember, remember, the 5th of November...
This month we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night!

This celebration originates from the events of 5th November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives that the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot's failure.

Here are some images from the archive about this historic event that we still celebrate over 400 year on!