By Mike | 01st November 2011

Gunpowder Treason and Plot!

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Remember, remember the 5th of November. Gun powder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gun powder treason should ever, be, forgot! Neither do we, you can caputre some great photos on bonfire night that when transferred onto canvas will make a fantastic impact, and an even better Christmas gift.

So how did it all come about? Back in 1605 under the reign of James I a group of conspirators under the leadership of Robert Catesby decided to take action against the intollerance of the English Catholics. When Queen Elizabeth died in 1603 these English Catholics who had been severely persecuted under her reign thought that James I (who's mother was Catholic) would be more tolerant, but this was not the case.

13 young men decided that violent action was needed and the plot was formed to blow up the Houses of Parliment, which in turn would kill the King and the members of Parliment that were making their lives difficult. These conspirators would be better know as Terrorists or extremists today. 36 barrels of gunpowder were stored in a cellar under the houses of parliment ready to blow.

Some of the group realised that some innocent people would inevitably get hurt or killed in the attack, including some people who fought for their rights. Some of the group started having second thoughts about the plot and one memeber was thought to have sent a letter of warning to stay away from the Parliment on the 5th Novemeber.

The letter reached the King and they made plans to stop the conspirators. Guy Fawkes who was in the cellar with the gunpowder when the forces stormed in on the 5th November. He was caught red handed so to speak and was tortured and executed.

On the very night that the Gunpowder plot was stopped in 1605, bonfires were lit accross the town to celebrate the safety of the King. Since then this tradition has become known as "Bonfire Night" with fire work displays across the country and burning of Guy Fawkes.

You can caputure some stunning photo effects from fire work displays etc. Why not try taking some arty photos this year and have them turned into stunning canvas prints. With next day delivery and unbeatable prices from yourimage2canvas there`s nothing stopping you.

Remember be safe this Bonfire Night and follow the rules on Firework safety!

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