One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A conspiracy by a small group of Catholic extremists to blow up James I and his Parliament on November 5, 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 November 5
Gunpowder Plot/ˈɡənˌpoudər plät/
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