In our final post on London and its associations with the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, we focus on the place where Fawkes was put on trial, sentenced and later on hung, drawn and quartered. Happy Bonfire Night folks! Westminster Hall. Part of the old medieval Palace of Westminster, Westminster Hall has stood still whilst most… Continue reading Make your visit to London go off with a bang!
Use your visit time in London to visit another one of it's iconic buildings which Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plotters would have seen during their short lived time living near the Houses of Parliament in 1605 - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Built in 1599 for Shakespeare's Lord Chamberlain's men (Shakespeare's company of actors) the Globe… Continue reading Gunpowder, Guy and The Globe?
Part 2 of the Gunpowder Plot Trail involves a visit to The London Dungeon. Read on to see what associations the museum has with the story of 1605...... We love, love, love the London Dungeon. It is always on our list of things to do in London, and our tribe of kiddiwinks love -… Continue reading Why a visit to the London Dungeon is “frighteningly” good.
"Remember, Remember the fifth of November....Gunpowder, Treason and Plot. I see no reason why Gunpowder treason should ever be forgot." This very famous English rhyme, written about one of Britain's most famous events in it's history - the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 - is still well known to young people today. Guy or Guido Fawkes,… Continue reading Five steps to the Fifth…..Gunpowder, Treason, Plot and all that….