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.
Behind every plot is a mastermind.
Did You Know?
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