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Guy Fawkes

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Simon Desborough

on 20 June 2013

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Transcript of Guy Fawkes

WHY IS GUY FAWKES SEEN AS THE KEY FIGURE OF THE GUNPOWDER PLOT? WANTED! You are the King's personal guards
It is your job to catch these Catholic
criminals

Design a wanted poster for either
Guy Fawkes or Robert Catesby
Use their profile information WHAT CAUSED THE GUNPOWDER PLOT? James I came to the throne in 1604. He was a Protestant.
Many Catholics hoped that James would support them because his mother, Mary Queen of Scots, was a Catholic.
However, James made all Roman Catholic priests leave England in 1604. The real leader of the plotters was a man named Robert Catesby:

The full list of plotters include:

John Wright
Thomas Wintour
Thomas Percy
Francis Tresham
Robert Keyes
Thomas Bates
and.........Guy Fawkes This made a lot of Catholics very angry! TRUE OR FALSE? Guy Fawkes was the leader of the Catholic conspirators who wanted to blow up Parliament FALSE!!!
It is a common myth that Guy Fawkes was the leader of this group of plotters Robert Wintour
Christopher Wright
John Grant
Sir Ambrose Rookwood
Sir Everard Digby So essentially, Guy Fawkes was a follower, not a leader in the gunpowder plot To learn about the Gunpowder Plot
To understand why Guy Fawkes is often seen as the key figure of the plot Guy Fawkes Robert Catesby Guy Fawkes was the explosives expert of the Catholic conspirators
He learnt his trade fighting with the Spanish against the Dutch
He was "a tall, powerfully built man, with thick reddish-brown hair, a flowing moustache in the tradition of the time, and a bushy reddish-brown beard"
His final job was to light the fuse to the gunpowder and escape across the Thames Robert Catesby was the leader of the Catholic plotters.
He planned and organised the Gunpowder plot and met with all the conspirators
He was described as a charismatic and influential man, and would stop at nothing to promote Catholicism in England
Even though the Gunpowder plot failed, he still managed to persuade some Catholic followers to rise up and fight against James I
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