Assassination, intrigue, persecution, spying, mass murder
and finally a plot to blow up Parliament. Before Guy Fawkes
was caught red-handed, a chain of events and influences all
over Europe led to the Gunpowder Plot in 1605.
This website traces the background of the Plot using original
material from the period held in the archives of the Houses
of Parliament and in other archives, museums and libraries.
Archivists and historians look back to the Reformation to
find clues about those explosive times.