Gunpowder Plot

noun
  1. an unsuccessful plot to kill King James I and the assembled Lords and Commons by blowing up Parliament, November 5, 1605, in revenge for the laws against Roman Catholics.
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  • Some called it the Gunpowder-plot at Balaklava, and an attempt to destroy the British fleet.

  • Garnet, the Gunpowder-Plot Jesuit, also contributed to the ghastly triumphs of justice.

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    Walter Thornbury

  • From this uncouth swamp sprung the philosopher, the statesman, and tradition says, the gunpowder-plot.


British Dictionary definitions for gunpowder plot

Gunpowder Plot

noun
  1. the unsuccessful conspiracy to blow up James I and Parliament at Westminster on Nov 5, 1605See also Guy Fawkes Day
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