Anarchy in the Uk

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Anarchy in the Uk

(13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606)Fawkes worked with a group of English Catholics attempting to restore the Church to a place of power in England, which was at the time under Protestant rule. Due to his military background, Fawkes was put in charge of the explosives. On November 5th 1605 he was found beneathe Parliment guarding the stockpile of gunpowder the group has amassed, intending to destroy the House of Lords.To this day November 5th is known as Guy Fawkes day and an effigy of him is burned publicly.


1534-Henry VIII splits England from Roman Catholic Church1568- Start 80 Years War (Spain/Netherlands)1591-1603- Fawkes in military for SpainNov. 5th 1605- Fawkes discovered beneathe ParlimentJan. 31 1606- Members of Gunpowder plot executed1648-Peace at Munster/Westphalia

The House of Lords is one of two parts of British Parliment, the other being the House of Commons. Members of the former inherit or are appointed their positions while the latter are elected to office.The Gunpowder Plot was to precede a larger revolution that would install the nine year old daughter of King James as the ruler of England.The attempt was initially set for July, but the meeting of Parliment was delayed due to the threat of plague

Lasting Impact

Popularized by the graphic novel and film, V for Vendetta, Guy Fawkes's face has become synonymous with revolution

Guy Fawkes

V for Vendetta

Anarchy in the UK



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