Our next talk will be held on Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 at 7pm on Zoom.

Bookings for this event on Zoom will be made available on Eventbrite.

The talk, entitled “The Gunpowder Plot”, will be given by Eric Jackson.

“Remember remember the 5th of November, gunpowder treason and plot” – but what do we really know about the events of 1605 that created our modern bonfire night celebrations? This talk details the background as to why dissident factions sought to assassinate King James I and the entire British establishment by blowing up Parliament during the State Opening. It tells who the conspirators were and why the plot failed; how the plotters were caught and what their ultimate fate was. Could the plot have succeeded? The talk examines a modern-day re-construction of the planned explosion and what the result would have been.

Admission

  • FREE members
  • £3 non-members
Gunpowder plot poster.

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