The Gunpowder Plot
BY: FIZA POOYA 6C
WHAT WAS THE GUNPOWDER PLOT?
The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in earlier centuries often called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the 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.
REASON OF THE GUNPOWDER PLOT
When Queen Elizabeth I took the throne of England she made some laws against the Roman Catholics. Guy Fawkes was one of a small group of Catholics who felt that the government was treating Roman Catholics unfairly. They hoped that King James I would change the laws, but he didn't.
Catholics had to practise their religion in secret. There were even fines for people who didn't attend the Protestant church on Sunday or on holy days. James I passed more laws against the Catholics when he became king.