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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