Gunpowder, Treason & Plot!

Further afield

Time 1pm to 2.30pm

Discover what happened when Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

Probably in March 1605, the conspirators hired a cellar beneath Parliament. The cellar, on the advice of Fawkes, was filled with barrels of gunpowder that were hidden beneath iron bars and faggots. On October 30th 1605, Fawkes once again inspected the gunpowder stored in the cellar. On November 3rd, the conspirators met in London – though not Fawkes – to make plans for what should happen after the explosion. All of them made plans for a speedy exit from London. Fawkes was due to flee to Flanders after the explosion having set a slow fuse.

Meet the keeper of the cellars where the gun power was stored. Hear his first-hand account of the plot and its discovery!

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