Gunpowder Plot


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gunpowder plot (Eng. Hist) a plot to destroy the King, Lords, and Commons, in revenge for the penal laws against Catholics. As Guy Fawkes, the agent of the conspirators, was about to fire the mine, which was placed under the House of Lords, he was seized, Nov. 5, 1605. Hence, Nov. 5 is known in England as Guy Fawkes Day.
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In literature:

Sir Kenelm was the elder son of the Digby who was one of the leaders in the Gunpowder Plot.
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
Anne, imprisoned after the Gunpowder Plot, was released at the end of six months.
"Francis Beaumont: Dramatist" by Charles Mills Gayley
Besides, he did not write a book on the Gunpowder Plot at all.
"What Gunpowder Plot Was" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
This is the earliest point at which the story of the Gunpowder Plot can be taken up with any certainty.
"What was the Gunpowder Plot?" by John Gerard
Maybe it contains state-treason, a gunpowder plot or something.
"Sharing Her Crime" by May Agnes Fleming
The Guy Fawkes plot, or as it is usually termed, the Gunpowder Plot, is often sneeringly, and insultingly thrown in the face of Catholics.
"Two Addresses" by Nicholas Rigby
At Plowland, near this, lived the Wrights, confederates in the Gunpowder Plot.
"A Month in Yorkshire" by Walter White
When she was nine Gunpowder Plot was discovered.
"Great Englishwomen" by M. B. Synge
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
In her best days it was always sharp weather at 'Gunpowder Plot,' and she didn't like new fashions.
"George Eliot" by Mathilde Blind
It is, however, in connexion with the Gunpowder Plot that he is best remembered.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
All you want is gunpowder, treason, and plot.
"Mortmain" by Arthur Cheny Train
The Story of Gunpowder Plot=.
"Mother Meg" by Catharine Shaw
Wolfgang, Jacob, from Germany, was admitted in the year after the Gunpowder Plot.
"Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ" by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
Few, except the better educated, knew what the "Gunpowder Plot" really meant.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
Then there was the Gunpowder Plot itself.
"The Gunpowder Plot and Lord Mounteagle's Letter" by Henry Hawkes Spink Jr.
Gunpowder plot married Sir Philp Sidny.
"School-Room Humour" by Dr. MacNamara
This feeling became particularly strong after the Gunpowder Plot (1605).
"The Teaching and Cultivation of the French Language in England during Tudor and Stuart Times" by Kathleen Lambley
The gunpowder plot of British history, though not connected with the slaves, was more in point.
"The Life Of Abraham Lincoln From His Birth To His Inauguration As President" by Ward H. Lamon
"Lancashire Folk-lore" by John Harland

In news:

Across the country bonfires are lit and firework displays held to commemorate the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot way back in 1605.