The Gunpowder plot and its discovery
Discover how religious and political divisions generated a conspiracy that ended in failure but is still remembered more than 400 years later.
Who captured Guy Fawkes?
Learn about the search for Guy Fawkes and his arrest in the cellars beneath the House of Lords
Parliament in 1605
Find out what Parliament looked like at the time of the plot and discover more about the cellars used by Guy Fawkes
Discovery and flight
Guy Fawkes is caught red-handed with the gunpowder and arrested, but most of the other conspirators flee to the Midlands
Parliament receives a tip-off
Lord Monteagle receives a letter on the 26 October 1605 warning him to stay away from Parliament
Find out why the plot was hatched and how the conspirators intended to carry out their plan