Guy Fawkes

Coming in Autumn…

At the Duck and Drake inn, you serve a man called Guy Fawkes who’s kicked out for being a Catholic. This doesn’t seem fair so you join his and Robert Catesby’s gang. But when you spot gunpowder under the House of Lords, you realise the plot has gone too far. How will you prevent it from happening?


In this Experience, your class will learn about:

  • The central characters of Guy Fawkes, Robert Catesby and Lord Monteagle
  • The key moments: plotting in the pub, hiding the gunpowder, the letter that leads to Fawkes’ arrest
  • Religious tensions and the suppression of the Catholic religion
  • Historical context such as using quills to write, horse and carriages, and King James I

Resources for each Experience include:

  • For EYFS, Actions Storyboard, Song Sheet and Script
  • For Key Stages 1 & 2, Storyboard, Quiz, Reading Comprehension, Writing Opportunities and Script