British activist Guy Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century.
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 Father Henry Garnet 3 episodes, 2017
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 Father John Gerard 3 episodes, 2017
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 Thomas Bates 3 episodes, 2017
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Luke Neal ...
 Jack Wright 3 episodes, 2017
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 Sir Philip Herbert 3 episodes, 2017
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 Young Robert Catesby 3 episodes, 2017
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 Lord Northumberland 3 episodes, 2017
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 George Farwell 3 episodes, 2017
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 Lord Howard 3 episodes, 2017
Andy Lucas ...
 De Tassis 3 episodes, 2017
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 Constable of Castille 3 episodes, 2017
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 Thomas Percy 3 episodes, 2017
Philip Hill-Pearson ...
 Sir Everard Digby 3 episodes, 2017
Karl Haynes ...
 Bald Drinker 3 episodes, 2017
Kate Wood ...
 Susan Whinniard 3 episodes, 2017
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 Sir William Stanley 3 episodes, 2017
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 Lord Monteagle 3 episodes, 2017
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Beatrice Comins ...
 Elizabeth Catesby 2 episodes, 2017
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Yolanda Calzado Gil ...
 Spanish Heretic / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Fergus O'Donnell ...
 Captain William Turner 2 episodes, 2017
Scott Berry ...
 Wade's Underling 2 episodes, 2017
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British activist Guy Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century.

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Behind every plot is a mastermind.

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Sir Willian Stanley (1548-1630) was denounced by Fawkes but pardoned by Sir William Cecil. He was a descendant of the Sir William Stanley whose late intervention in the Battle of Bosworth won the crown for Henry Tudor. See more »

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History is written by the victors
25 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

...so it's a refreshing change to see the losers having their say.

"Gunpowder" was made to tell the story about the real leader behind the gunpowder plot, Robert Catesby. He is played by Kit Harington, a descendant of Catesby.

More interesting than Catesby or Fawkes are the hunchback Lord Robert Cecil (Mark Gatiss) and his father William. They ran England as a police state during the reigns of Elizabeth I and King James I. They used a network of censors, spies, propagandists and spin doctors who were so successful in spin that some people still peddle it in the 21st century. The British constitution still bans the Head of State being, or marrying, a Roman Catholic.

The Cecil's set the template for authoritarian police states, communist and fascist. We can see their methods to this day in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. "Gunpowder" is really their story.


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