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The Gunpowder Plot - Renting a Vault

Renting a vault under the House of Lords, conspirators stored thirty-six barrels of gunpowder for nefarious purposes. Guy Fawkes was hired to set it off when King James I was opening Parliament in early November, 1605.

Since the Queen (Anne of Denmark) and the Prince of Wales (Henry Frederick) would also be present, the entire male line to the throne would be killed. The conspirators would then “install” one of the king’s daughters, Princess Elizabeth, as the new sovereign. The opposition, of course, would heavily influence her.

That, at least, was the plan.

See, also:

The Gunpowder Plot - Robert Catesby, Key to the Plot

The Gunpower Plot - The Plan

The Gunpowder Plot - The Background

The Gunpowder Plot - Getting the Gunpowder

The Gunpowder Plot - Fawkes is Arrested

The Gunpowder Plot - Confession of Guy Fawkes


Media Credits

From The Gunpowder Plot, courtesy BBC Worldwide.  Copyright, BBC, all rights reserved.  Clip provided as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the program.

 

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