Gunpowder Plot


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Gunpowder Plot

n
(Historical Terms) the unsuccessful conspiracy to blow up James I and Parliament at Westminster on Nov 5, 1605. See also Guy Fawkes Day

Gun′powder Plot`


n.
an unsuccessful plot to blow up King James I and the members of Parliament, November 5, 1605, in revenge for the laws against Roman Catholics. Compare Guy Fawkes Day.

Gunpowder Plot

1605 A Catholic conspiracy to blow up James I at the opening of Parliament.
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Noun1.Gunpowder Plot - a conspiracy in 1605 in England to blow up James I and the Houses of Parliament to avenge the persecution of Catholics in England; led by Guy Fawkes
cabal, conspiracy - a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
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Where in the name of the Gunpowder Plot did you pick up this?
Besides, when we meet such a title as the Gunpowder Plot, or any other connected with general history, each reader, before he has seen the book, has formed to himself some particular idea of the sort of manner in which the story is to be conducted, and the nature of the amusement which he is to derive from it.
If another Gunpowder Plot had been discovered half an hour before the lighting of the match, nobody would have been justified in saving the parliament until there had been half a score of boards, half a bushel of minutes, several sacks of official memoranda, and a family-vault full of ungrammatical correspondence, on the part of the Circumlocution Office.
In this coffer, his riches hid themselves with such a tenacious modesty, that the smallest instalments could only be tempted out by artifice; so that Peggotty had to prepare a long and elaborate scheme, a very Gunpowder Plot, for every Saturday's expenses.
Capitalism, organized for repressive purposes under pretext of governing the nation, would very soon stop the association if it understood our aim, but it thinks that we are engaged in gunpowder plots and conspiracies to assassinate crowned heads; and so, whilst the police are blundering in search of evidence of these, our real work goes on unmolested.
And it was the converted Catholic, Thomas Percy, born around 1563, and Constable of Alnwick Castle, who was one of the principal architects of the Gunpowder Plot.
Mr Winkley said he accepted Guy Fawkes was a convicted criminal who was executed for his role in the Gunpowder Plot.
It's called the Gunpowder Plot, |and bonfires are lit to burn the "Guy" - a 'dummy' that represents Fawkes.
com THE GUNPOWDER PLOT W | | WE CELEBRATE Bonfire Night on November 5 because it is the anniversary of an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605, a plot which Guy (Guido) Fawkes was part of.
GUNPOWDER 5/11: THE GREATEST TERROR PLOT BBC2, 9pm For the very first time the inner secrets of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 are revealed in this landmark docudrama.
1606: Guy Fawkes, chief conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot, was hung, drawn and quartered.
Kids learn all about the Gunpowder Plot at school and they love a chance to get in on the fun by dressing up for fireworks displays and bonfires.