Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Gunpowder Plot - Exploding the Legend

This interesting documentary draws on input from respected historians to illustrate this facinating chapter of history.

Wiki has this to say about the Gunpowder Plot...

The Gunpowder Conspiracy of 1605, or the Powder Treason or Gunpowder Plot, as it was then known, was a failed assassination attempt by a group of provincial English Catholics against King James I of England and VI of Scotland.

The plot intended to kill the king, his family and most of the Protestant aristocracy quite literally in a single blow, by blowing up the Houses of Parliament during the State Opening on 5 November 1605. The conspirators had also planned to abduct the royal children (not present in Parliament) and lead a popular revolt in the Midlands.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pretty neat, all those Veoh-films, but htey offer nothing for Linux users.