Archive for the tag 'The Gunpowder Plot'

On 5th November 1605 a York man, Guy Fawkes, was discovered about to ignite 36 barrels of gunpowder underneath the Houses of Parliament. His aim was to spark a Catholic revolution.
Fawkes was born in York in 1570, probably at a house in Stonegate. He was baptised in St Michael le Belfry church on [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 9th 2018

On the way home from my recent weekend in Oxford, we stopped off at Coughton Court. The beginning of November seems an appropriate time to visit Coughton Court because it and the Throckmorton family who owned it played a pivotal role in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
The plot was the climax of a series of [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 5th 2014