The Gunpowder Plot

By: Sevinch Khahramonova

What is it?

The gunpowder of 1605, in earlier centuries often called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or Jesuit Treason, was a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England and VI of Scotland by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby.

The Plot

The plot was revealed to the authorities in an anonymous letter sent to William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, on 26 October 1605.During a search of the House of Lords at about midnight on 4 November 1605, Fawkes was discovered guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder which was enough to reduce the house of lords to rubble.

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The Gunpowder was invented in the 9th century in China. This discovery led to the invention of fireworks and the earliest gunpowder weapons in China. In the centuries following the Chinese discovery, gunpowder weapons began appearing in the Muslims world, Europe, and India.Gunpowder is classified as a low explosive because of its relatively slow decomposition rate and consequently low brisance.

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Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

History of Gunpowder.

Gunpowder was invented in China when Taoists attempted to create a potion of immortality. Chinese military forces used gunpowder-based weapons (i.e. rockets, guns, cannons) and explosives (i.e. grenades and different types of bombs) against the Mongols when the Mongols attempted to invade and breach city fortifications on China's northern borders. After the Mongols conquered China and founded the Yuan Dynasty, they used the Chinese gunpowder-based weapons technology in their attempted invasion of Japan; they also used gunpowder to fuel rockets.