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Gunpowder Plot

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Definition of Gunpowder Plot in English:

A conspiracy by a small group of Catholic extremists to blow up James I and his Parliament on 5 November 1605.

The plot is commemorated by the traditional searching of the vaults before the opening of each session of Parliament, and by bonfires and fireworks, with the burning of an effigy of Guy Fawkes, one of the conspirators, annually on 5 November

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