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Gunpowder, treason and plot
« on: November 05, 2005, 03:50:41 AM »
Today is the 400th anniversary of the uncovering of the Gunpowder Plot!

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http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article324997.ece
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Re: Gunpowder, treason and plot
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2005, 06:00:15 PM »
Guy Fawkes and his fellow plotters had so much gunpowder that, if their plan had been successful, they would have blown up the Houses of Parliament and everything around it within a three hundred foot radius, including Westminster Abbey.

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Re: Gunpowder, treason and plot
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2005, 03:28:34 AM »
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Guy Fawkes and his fellow plotters had so much gunpowder that, if their plan had been successful, they would have blown up the Houses of Parliament and everything around it within a three hundred foot radius, including Westminster Abbey.


I've read this too - there was a graphic inthe Guardian which showed atom bomb style devastation right up to what is now Trafalgar Square. I think what was actually meant was that windows would be smashed within this radius - not total obliteration! There wouldn't have been much left of the House of Lords though.
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