5th November in the UK is Bonfire Night, a time to celebrate the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and assassinate King James I and his government.
On the night of 4/5th November 1605, Gunpowder Plot conspirator, Guy Fawkes, was found with 36 barrels of gunpowder in a cellar beneath the Palace of Westminster, and the Gunpowder Plot was brought to an end.
But why was there a plot to kill the king and what has this event got to do with Tudor history?
Well, a lot, because the Gunpowder Plot had its roots in Elizabeth I's reign.
Let me explain...
Book recommendation: "God's Traitors" by Jessie Childs.
TV: "Gunpowder", a miniseries starring Kit Harington.
Fancy trying some Bonfire Night recipes? - Click here.