Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
"Remember, Remember, the 5th of November!"
On the 5th of November in 1605, a man was found in the chambers below the Houses of Parliament. He stood there with 36 barrels of gunpowder. To commemorate this foiled plot, King James I declared that celebrations be had each year. We haven't stopped this commemoration.
Join me on this interactive and engaging tour to learn all about the Gunpowder Plot. Step back in time to understand the complexities between the Catholic and Protestant believers, meet the men behind the plot and how they were each involved. Learn about Robert Catesby, the mastermind of the group, and how he roped in 12 other friends, relatives and colleagues to arrange such a scheme.
Who was Guy Fawkes? Did he act alone? What was he trying to do? This fun and informative walk takes you on a stroll through the central government buildings of London, explaining as we go some of the more memorable events of the 17th & 18th Century.
Be part of the conspiracy as you learn who's who in 1605! Understand why it was so important to keep the secret, and what would happen when the plot was a success. Additionally, we learn how a King lost his crown (and his head), how an Admiral enjoyed a drink or two after his death, and how the greatest plot to destroy the government was foiled and avoided.
This walk is approximately 2 hours and is suitable for families and prams/strollers/wheelchairs.
**Please book your space in advance.
This tour runs in November but is available all year around for groups or private hire! Affordable rates for school groups and education tours. Inquire on the Contact page!