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Guy Fawkes


This unit takes students through the turbulent Stuart era studying the gunpowder plot, execution of the king and witchcraft.

Example Key Words

Divine Right of Kings

The idea that a King is not responsible for his actions, as he is chosen and directed by God.


To go against the King or Government


A strict Protestant


A time in History when people became more educated with science.


Interactive Video: introducing the National Archives in Kew, how to look at documents and introducing the story of Guy Fawkes. History Hook: Gunpowder Plot – YouTube. First in a series of online lessons. Gunpowder Plot – The National Archives