12. The Gunpowder Plot (Part 2)

In this episode, we look at how the conspiracy spectacularly failed just days before its execution, as well as the short- and long-term effects of the attempt on the conspirators, Catholics, and England itself. Phil Downey returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 11, The Gunpowder Plot (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information. 3:54 – Off to a wonderful start. The plot was slated to attack parliament in 1605, not 1604.   4:52 – Arthur Tudor, first son of Henry VII, was initially slated to be the next king until his death at the age of 15 from a mysterious disease […]

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11. The Gunpowder Plot (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the assassination attempt on James I of England known as the Gunpowder Plot, the roots of the grievances of the conspirators, and the planning phase of the conspiracy. Phil Downey returns as guest.

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