A History of the Gunpowder Plot

It was from the Catholic Jesuit party that the Gunpowder Plotters sprung, their anger fuelled by the fact that King James had succeeded Elizabeth I. All of these conspirators were acquainted with Father Henry Garnet, the Superior of the Jesuits in England, who was hanged for treason for his part. n the days after the strike was foiled, the plotters were placed in the Tower of London and began to confess of their crime, one which Sidney refers to as ‘the most atrocious crime ever devised by human brains’.

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