Guy Fawkes was persuaded to join a Catholic plot to blow up James I and his ministers at the opening of Parliament.
The plot was discovered on the 5th November 1605:
- Some historians believe that the government knew about it right from the start.
- Fawkes was arrested, red handed in the cellar of the parliament building which was already packed with gunpowder.
- The rest of the plotters were hunted down.