Society & Culture:Philosophy
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot - Mark Anthony Wyatt : 255
I recently met up with Mark from The Cuckoo Town Podcast to discuss the Gunpowder Plot of November 5th 1605.
This was one of the most audacious attempts to bring down a State ever recorded, that occurred during a fascinating period of British and European History.
We talked about the religious context of the plot and the political background. How the Elizabethan persecutions of the post-reformation period motivated the plotters and some of their backstory.
Who was involved? How did the plot develop during the preceding year?
We looked at the practical elements of the event and how catastrophic the ramifications would have been if Robert Catesby and his band of conspirators would have been successful.
How were they discovered and why? What is The Monteagle Letter? How were they punished?
This should give you an idea of what we covered. It’s a great story that still influences UK society to this day!
Find Mark’s Podcast, Cuckoo Town at the links below.
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