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The Bonfire Plot – Part 4

"Hanged, Drawn and Quartered..." Only eight of the original Plot survived. On a cold Monday, January 27, 1606, all the prisoners were brought from the Tower of London through Traitors Gate and onto a barge to go up-river to Westminster. John Winter was only 19, hardly...

The Bonfire Plot – Smoking out the Jesuits

Part 3: The True Mission of the Plot? Father John Gerard had already escaped by rope from the Tower once and, due to his relationship to the Gunpowder plot, saw himself heading there again. Father Gerard was at Harrowden where he was Chaplain. He was there on November...

The Bonfire Plot: The Plot Uncovered

The Bonfire Plot: The Plot Uncovered

In the last part of our tale, we find Guy Fawkes, the brave Yorkshire man and experienced miner and sapper soldier, being questioned by the King, having been interrupted in his work of blowing up Parliament. The others are rushing north to the Midlands and preparing...

The Bonfire Plot: The Plot Uncovered

The Bonfire Plot: Part 1

"We must blow up the King and his Parliament..." In 1604 four men, Robert Catesby, Thomas Winter, John Winter,and John Wright, all Catholics who had been personally affected by religious persecution and who were all related either by birth or marriage, met at the...