9 places associated with Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot

In 1605 a small group of disaffected Catholics came within a whisker of blowing the king and parliament to smithereens. We visit nine places associated with this bloody scheme

Banqueting House, London, where Charles I was executed on 30 January 1649. (Photo by Angelo Hornak/Corbis via Getty Images)

This article was first published in the November 2009 issue of BBC History Magazine 

Lord Monteagle received a startling letter on the evening of 26 October 1605. An anonymous correspondent advised the English nobleman against attending the upcoming session of parliament, due to begin a few days later. The letter warned: “They shall receive a terrible blow this parliament and yet they shall not see who hurts them.”

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