Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot Presentation

This resource contains a fully editable, 50-slide PowerPoint on Guy Fawkes and his role in the Gunpowder Plot and how this has resulted in bonfire night.

The content includes references to

- Guy Fawkes’ religious background

- The intolerance of James I towards Roman Catholics

- The Plot

- The anonymous letter

- Guy Fawkes arrest, trial and execution

- The conspiracy theory

- The Act of Thanksgiving

The PowerPoint ends with questions for discussion.

In 2002 in a poll conducted by the BBC, Guy Fawkes was named the 30th Greatest Briton. What do you think about Guy Fawkes and his planned role in the gunpowder plot? Was he a hero or a terrorist?

Do you think Guy Fawkes and the conspirators should have been sentenced to death and hung, drawn and quartered?

What do you think about James I and his treatment towards, and intolerance of, Catholics?

The PowerPoint contains hyperlinks to two videos about Guy Fawkes and Gunpowder Plot.

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Created: Oct 17, 2016

Updated: Feb 19, 2019


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