The Gunpowder Plot was planned in response to this:
English taxes on the Colonies
The election of Abraham Lincoln
Forced concessions on China
Anti-Mormon laws in Utah
English anti-Catholic laws
English anti-Catholic laws.
The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was planned in response to strict enforcement of anti-Catholic laws by King James I. Several prominent English Catholics plotted to blow up Parliament when the King was to address the House of Lords on November 5, 1605. Thirty-six barrels of gunpowder were placed in the cellar. The plot was discovered and one of the conspirators, Guy Fawkes, was arrested as he entered the cellar before the planned explosion. November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day in England and is celebrated by shooting firecrackers and burning effigies of Fawkes.
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