Remember, remember the 5th of November, Remember the 5th of November



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Remember, remember the 5th of November,





James I King of England

  • James I King of England

  • He did not allow people to practise their Catholic religion

  • This made many people angry and some people wanted King James I dead



Robert Catesby: The Ringleader

  • Robert Catesby: The Ringleader

  • Guy Fawkes: The famous one!

  • Thomas Winter: Recruited the gang

  • Thomas Percy: In charge of plotters HQ

  • Francis Tresham: Traitor?



The 5 plotters met in secret at the Duck and Drake pub in London to discuss their plans.

  • The 5 plotters met in secret at the Duck and Drake pub in London to discuss their plans.

  • They wanted to blow up the Houses of Parliament.



Thomas Percy rented a house next door to the House of Lords.

  • Thomas Percy rented a house next door to the House of Lords.

  • They made preparations for collecting gunpowder and started digging a tunnel.



The plotters recruit more people to help them dig their tunnel and organize weapons and horses for their rebellion

  • The plotters recruit more people to help them dig their tunnel and organize weapons and horses for their rebellion

  • In March they rented a storeroom underneath Parliament and began to store their gunpowder there.





One of the plotters Thomas Fresham is worried about his Uncle Lord Monteagle being blown up

  • One of the plotters Thomas Fresham is worried about his Uncle Lord Monteagle being blown up

  • Lord Monteagle’s servant is handed an anonymous letter by a stranger.





Lord Monteagle and his friends, Lord Chamberlain and Lord Suffolk, search the basement of the House of Lords

  • Lord Monteagle and his friends, Lord Chamberlain and Lord Suffolk, search the basement of the House of Lords

  • They find a man who tells them his name is John Johnson and a big pile of firewood he says belongs to his master.



King James I is suspicious - another search takes place.

  • King James I is suspicious - another search takes place.

  • The mysterious man is found again about to light the fuse with 36 Barrels of gunpowder.

  • It turns out to be Guy Fawkes. He is arrested and taken to see the King.



Guy Fawkes is locked in the Tower of London and tortured until he confesses.

  • Guy Fawkes is locked in the Tower of London and tortured until he confesses.

  • Here you can see his signature on the confession before and after he was tortured.



Word quickly gets out that Guy Fawkes is arrested and the plot has been discovered!

  • Word quickly gets out that Guy Fawkes is arrested and the plot has been discovered!

  • The rest of the plotters flee London to the Midlands.

  • They are caught and four of the plotters were killed in the fight, all the others were arrested and taken to the Tower of London.



King James I makes his speech at the State Opening thanking God for the `the joyful day of deliverance'.

  • King James I makes his speech at the State Opening thanking God for the `the joyful day of deliverance'.



The rest of the plotters are put to trial in Westminster Hall.

  • The rest of the plotters are put to trial in Westminster Hall.

  • They are all found guilty and punished by death.

  • Guy Fawkes was executed in the Old Palace Yard, Westminster





An Act of Parliament was later passed that made 5th November an official day of celebration!

  • An Act of Parliament was later passed that made 5th November an official day of celebration!

  • The law lasted until 1859 but the tradition lasted – We still celebrate Bonfire Night every year!



To this day Yeoman of the Guard still search the cellars of the Houses of Parliament before State Opening...just in case!

  • To this day Yeoman of the Guard still search the cellars of the Houses of Parliament before State Opening...just in case!



Remember, remember the 5th of November,

  • Remember, remember the 5th of November,

  • Gunpowder, treason and plot,

  • I see no reason,

  • Why gunpowder and treason,

  • Should ever be forgot!





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