Gunpowder Plot

Definitions

  • 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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Usage

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
See also GUNPOWDER PLOT.
"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
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In news:

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