Guy Fawkes, caught in the act of preparing the Gunpowder Plot, 1605 (c1900). Fawkes (1570-1606) was an English conspirator who attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament on November 5th 1605 during the State Opening of Parliament by James I. The plot was foiled after a tip-off and Fawkes was arrested by guards after a search of the cellars. Fawkes and the other conspirators were executed for treason in 1606. From Peeps into the Past, published c1900.
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