Saturday, November 05, 2005


Google Gunpowder Plot
"400 years since a certain Guy Fawkes failed to blow up the Houses of Parliament "
Gunpowder Plot - Google Image Search - News - BLAST FROM THE PAST: "We started with a full-size replica of the 1605 House of Lords, built from 650 tonnes of concrete, at the Spadeadam RAF base on the Scottish border.
Then we got hold of a tonne of gunpowder, stored it in barrels of the same number and type that Guy Fawkes used 400 years ago and put it in exactly the same place he had - directly under the King as he sat on his throne.

The only difference was that whereas Guy was caught before he lit the fuse on November 5, 1605, we were going one step further.
In order to make the experiment as accurate as possible, we also had to find out as much as we could about the plot and Fawkes himself.
BORN in York, he witnessed religious persecution of his fellow Catholics from an early age. When he was 16, a local woman was 'pressed to death' for her religious beliefs."-the-past-name_page.html"> - News - BLAST FROM THE PAST


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