Happy Guy Fawkes Night! Once again we’re celebrating the defeat of the Gunpowder Plot on November 5th 1605. But the plot was only defeated because of the ‘Monteagle Letter’, which blew the whistle on the conspiracy. To this day, no one knows who wrote this letter... On 26th October 1605, William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle,… Continue reading Who blew the whistle on the Gunpowder Plot – and why?
It’s Guy Fawkes Night! But should it be called Guy Fawkes Night? Robert Catesby was behind the Gunpowder Plot, not Guy Fawkes. In fact, there’s a theory that someone else was behind it – Sir Robert Cecil, England’s Secretary of State… Today is the 409th anniversary of the day a Catholic terrorist conspiracy to blow… Continue reading Was the Gunpowder Plot an inside job?