Gunpowder, treason, and plot

The conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot of 1705. Unlike his fellows, Guy Fawkes has passed into legend and now stands as a potent symbol of rebellion and revolution

Four hundred and four years ago today, a band of provincial English Catholics attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and, with them, King James I and the aristocracy. Of course, the attempt failed, the conspirators were arrested, tortured, and executed, and the Gunpowder Plot passed into infamy; Remember, remember the fifth of November, … Continue reading