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The Bonfire Plot – Part 4

The Bonfire Plot – Part 4

"Hanged, Drawn and Quartered..." Only eight of the original Plot survived. On a cold Monday, January 27, 1606, all the prisoners were brought from the Tower of London through Traitors Gate and onto a barge to go up-river to Westminster. John Winter was only 19, hardly...

The Bonfire Plot – Smoking out the Jesuits

Part 3: The True Mission of the Plot? Father John Gerard had already escaped by rope from the Tower once and, due to his relationship to the Gunpowder plot, saw himself heading there again. Father Gerard was at Harrowden where he was Chaplain. He was there on November...

The Bonfire Plot: Part 1

"We must blow up the King and his Parliament..." In 1604 four men, Robert Catesby, Thomas Winter, John Winter,and John Wright, all Catholics who had been personally affected by religious persecution and who were all related either by birth or marriage, met at the...

The Bonfire Plot – Who Is Guy Fawkes?

Guy Fawkes: Also known as John Johnson,or as Guido Fawkes apprehended on Nov 5th 1605, under the Houses of Parliamnent with hundreds of pounds of gunpowder and a handful of matches. Percy's man, 34 years old. Son of Edward Fawkes, proctor and advocate in the...

Cannon Fodder. Louis Ferdinand Celine.

Cannon-Fodder is an unfinished novel by the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline. The largely autobiographical narrative is set before World War II, and roughly continues where Céline's 1936 novel Death on Credit ended. Much of the novel disappeared in 1944. Surviving...