Gunpowder Plot love

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  • proper n. A failed plot, in November 1605, to kill the Protestant king James I of England and VI of Scotland, and to blow up the House of Lords using gunpowder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a plot to destroy the King, Lords, and Commons, in revenge for the penal laws against Catholics. As Guy Fawkes, the agent of the conspirators, was about to fire the mine, which was placed under the House of Lords, he was seized, Nov. 5, 1605. Hence, Nov. 5 is known in England as Guy Fawkes Day.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a conspiracy in 1605 in England to blow up James I and the Houses of Parliament to avenge the persecution of Catholics in England; led by Guy Fawkes

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Examples

  • Gunpowder Plot, and his remarkably successful reply to Haeckel's

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • When, in November, Gunpowder Plot was discovered, Sir Walter Raleigh was for a moment suspected.

    Raleigh

  • Bill Cain's new play set in 1606 England begins when King James 'right hand man (David Pittu) commissions William Shakespeare (John Pankow) to write a new play about the Gunpowder Plot, a recent failed attempt to blow up Parliament and the Monarchy.

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  • A new play set in 1605 England begins when King James 'right hand man commissions Shakespeare to write a play about the Gunpowder Plot, a recent failed attempt to blow up Parliament and the Monarchy.

    BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content

  • Bonfire Night, Justin Levine's new musical based on the legendary Gunpowder Plot, which will play New York Stage & Film's Powerhouse Theater July 16-18.

    Playbill.com : News

  • According to MTC, "Bill Cain's new play set in 1605 England begins when King James 'right hand man (David Pittu) commissions William Shakespeare (John Pankow) to write a new play about the Gunpowder Plot, a recent failed attempt to blow up Parliament and the Monarchy.

    Playbill.com : News

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