Time Pieces History: S1, E8: The Gunpowder Plot

The story behind the failed Gunpowder Plot, and how we remember it today. We also look at the challenges King James VI and I faced when he came to the throne and what else the Jacobean era is famous for.

 

What You’ll Hear

  • 0:42: The background to the Plot
  • 1:32: What was the reason for the Plot?
  • 2:38: Why the Gunpowder Plot failed
  • 3:16: How we commemorate the Plot, and the story of the ‘guy’
  • 4:00: The further disruptions that James faced

 

Prefer to read? Click here for the transcript – no email required! This episode was inspired by a blog about Bessie Surtees House, a Jacobean building in Newcastle upon Tyne. A reference to the Gunpowder Plot was made in the post.

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