Gunpowder Plot


Gunpowder Plot
Gunpowder Plot
n.
the unsuccessful plot (1605) to blow up King James I of England and both Houses of Parliament

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  • Gunpowder plot — Gunpowder Gun pow der, n. (Chem.) A black, granular, explosive substance, consisting of an intimate mechanical mixture of saltpeter, charcoal, and sulphur. It is used in gunnery and blasting. [1913 Webster] Note: Gunpowder consists of from 70 to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gunpowder Plot — Gunpowder Plot, the a plan by English Catholics led by Guy Fawkes to kill King James I and destroy Parliament by blowing it up with explosives on November 5th 1605. The plan failed when one of the Catholics warned a relative not to attend… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Gunpowder Plot — The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, or the Powder Treason, as it was known at the time, [Antonia Fraser, The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605 , London, 2002, Author s Note, pg. xv. ISBN 0 75381 401 3] was a failed assassination attempt by a group …   Wikipedia

  • Gunpowder Plot — Die Schwarzpulververschwörer, Zeichnung von Crispijn van de Passe dem Älteren. Dritter von rechts: Guy Fawkes. Der Gunpowder Plot (deutsch: Schießpulververschwörung seinerzeit als powder treason, „Pulververrat“, bekannt) war ein Versuch von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gunpowder-Plot — Die Schwarzpulververschwörer, Zeichnung von Crispijn van de Passe dem Älteren. Dritter von rechts: Guy Fawkes. Die Schießpulververschwörung (engl. Gunpowder Plot, seiner Zeit als Powder treason (Pulververrat) bekannt) war ein Versuch von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gunpowder Plot — 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. Cf. Guy Fawkes Day. * * * (1605) Conspiracy by English Roman Catholic… …   Universalium

  • Gunpowder Plot — /ˈgʌnpaʊdə plɒt/ (say gunpowduh plot) noun an unsuccessful plot or supposed plot led by Guy Fawkes to kill James I, the Lords, and the Commons assembled in the Houses of Parliament, London, on 5 November 1605, by an explosion of gunpowder, in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • GUNPOWDER PLOT —    an attempt on the part of a conspiracy to blow up the Parliament of England on Nov. 5, 1605, on the day of the opening, when it was expected the King, Lords, and Commons would be all assembled; the conspirators were a small section of Roman… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Gunpowder Plot — Gun′powder Plot n. why an unsuccessful plot to blow up King James I and the members of Parliament, November 5, 1605, in revenge for the laws against Roman Catholics Compare Guy Fawkes Day …   From formal English to slang

  • Gunpowder Plot — noun A failed plot, in 1605, to kill the Protestant king of England …   Wiktionary


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