Gunpowder plot game

In 1605, a group of Catholic conspirators plotted to assassinate King James I of England (and VI of Scotland) by blowing up the House of Lords during the opening of parliament. They hid kegs full of gunpowder in the cellars beneath the chamber where the king and the rest of the political elite would assemble. Enough powder was stored to completely destroy the building and kill everyone present. One of the conspirators, Guy Fawkes, was tasked with igniting this huge bomb. It is Fawkes’ effigy that is still burned on 5 November bonfires to this day.

Test your knowledge of the Gunpowder Plot with this interactive quiz. Answer the questions against the clock to track down the fizzing fuse. Fail, and disaster is certain!

In three out of four classes, we lost this game from the BBC (and watched Parliament, gunpowder kegs, and rats fly sky high). However, the game is winnable; give it a shot: