Gunpowder plot

Definition of Gunpowder plot

(Eng. Hist.) a plot to destroy the King, Lords, and Commons, in revenge for the penal laws against Catholics. As Guy Fawkes, the agent of the conspirators, was about to fire the mine, which was placed under the House of Lords, he was seized, Nov. 5, 1605. Hence, Nov. 5 is known in England as Guy Fawkes Day.

See also: Gunpowder

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cabal, conspiracy
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