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Workshops - The Gunpowder Plot
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MATRIX THEATRE
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THE GUNPOWDER PLOT (1 hr.)
This workshop is available signed

Join the crowds as they cheer for James II as he arrives in London from Scotland to become King of England. See why and how tensions develop between the Catholic community and King James' court, as they are forced to worship in secret and hide priests in secret passages inside their houses. Learn why thirteen plotters, lead by Robert Gatesby, decided to blow up the houses of parliament and find out how they proposed to get the deed done.

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Guy Fawkes was an explosives expert and was vital to making their plan work, but how do you smuggle barrels of gunpowder and place them under the houses of parliament without being seen? Why was Guy Fawkes discovered and was he betrayed by one of the conspirators and what happened to him when he was caught?

This workshop is full of intrigue, mystery and fascinating facts and reveals the truths and untruths of the Gunpowder Plot. Follow the journey of the Royal family and the people of England as the turbulent period of history comes to an end and a lifetime of celebration becomes and annual event.