This category lists history sites and pages about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot which is mainly celebrated in England each year on November 5th. On this date in 1605, a group of Roman Catholics, led by Guy Fawkes, unsuccessfully attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in what became known as the Gunpowder Plot. Guy' Fawkes' Day" Pronunciation: (gI' fôks'), (in Britain) November 5, celebrating the anniversary of the capture of Guy Fawkes. Cf. Gunpowder Plot. Bon•fire Pronunciation: (bon'fIur"), —n. 1. A large fire built in the open air, for warmth, entertainment, or celebration, to burn leaves, garbage, etc., or as a signal. 2. any fire built in the open Gun'powder Plot" An unsuccessful plot to kill King James I and the assembled Lords and Commons by blowing up Parliament, November 5, 1605, in revenge for the laws against Roman Catholics. Cf. Guy Fawkes Day. Guy Fawkes Day, Guy Fawkes Night and Bonfire Night are all the same, as in The Fall and Autumn.

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BBC: Britain Prepares to Light the Blue Touch Paper - Stand Well Back
The British Broadcasting Corporation explains why the British insist on lighting fires and setting off rockets every November 5.
Britannia: The Gunpowder Plot
David Nash Ford's comprehensive guide to the Gunpowder Plot and the plotters.
Catholic Recusants
Explains Recusancy which was a new offence in the 16th century which partly led to the gunpowder plot.
CNN: A Penny for Guy
Short history of the Gunpowder Plot which includes information about the Tower of London.
Gunpowder : Guy Fawkes
Single page with a discussion forum, debating the effects of the gunpowder that was stored in the cellars of Parliament.
The Gunpowder Plot
Easy to understand version of the plot.
The Gunpowder Plot
This page is one of many from the Catholic Encyclopedia, it covers the subject profoundly.
Gunpowder Plot
Comprehensive version of events aimed towards the learning community.
The Gunpowder Plot of 1605
Simplified explanation of the events and descriptions of the people involved.
The Gunpowder Plot of 1605
Review of the 1997 film of the same name and short history of the plot.
Guy Fawkes
Britannia's article about the life and times of Guy Fawkes by David Herber.
Guy Fawkes
A brief outline of the gunpowder plot.
Guy Fawkes
A short description of the Gunpowder Plot from the Guardian.
Guy Fawkes Day: Bonfire Night
An easy to follow chronicle of events for the younger ones.
Guy Fawkes' Confession
The documents that led to his execution and others from the Public Record Office UK.
Holbeche House
Britannia`s guide to the hideout of the plotters and the siege that followed.
Robert Catesby
Britannia`s biography on one of the main plotters.
Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury
Britannia`s biography on the infamous Earl that falsified the evidence and confessions of the plotters (or did he?).
Robert Wintour
Britannia`s biography on a member of the gunpowder plot.
The Stuarts The Gunpowder Plot
Two short views of the events.
Trial of Guy Fawkes and Others
Transcription of the trial and the prosecution case against the conspirators.
United Kingdom Parliament: The Gunpowder Plot
Parliament's story of the Gunpowder Plot in a FAQ style.
Wikipedia: Guy Fawkes
Online encyclopedia covers the history of the Gunpowder Plot, with explanations of the words and terms used.
William Parker, Baron Morley & Monteagle
Britannia`s biography on the man behind the famous letter.
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