When the City was almost lost

On November 5, 1605 the plot of English Catholics called the Gunpowder Treason Plot to assassinate King James I of England was discovered. Guy Fawkes, who was responsible to place the barrels filled with gunpowder underneath the Houses of the Parliament, was arrested and the barrels were discovered. Experts calculated if the barrels of gunpowder had been exploded not only the Parliament but half of London downtown would have fallen into ruin.

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