Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot - The Real Story

The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 is one of the most daring plots in history.

Synonymous with the name Guy Fawkes, it was an attempt by radical Catholics to assassinate King James I and to destroy parliament in one devastating explosion.

But who was the real mastermind behind the plot, and what caused the conspirators to turn to such extreme measures? In a world of religious turmoil, was Guy Fawkes an anti-hero, or a villain? And who wrote the letter that still remains one of the biggest mysteries in English history?

What do you think?

In this mini-documentary Curator Alden Gregory explores the causes and consequences of the Gunpowder Plot.

Produced by Historic Royal Palaces.
Filmed on location in Tower Vaults at The Gunpowder Plot Immersive Experience.

 

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