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Key dates of the Gunpowder plot


The religious and political divisions across Europe that led the plotters to take matters into their own hands

1604 - September 1605

Hatching the plot, the concealment of the barrels of gunpowder and the recruitment of the plotters

October 1605-1606

Rest of plotters recruited, state opening of Parliament set for 5 November, the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot and its aftermath