Monday, August 28, 2017

"Gunpowder" In 1605

Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from the upcoming historical three-part drama series "Gunpowder", produced by Kudos and Thriker Films for BBC One, directed by J. Blakeson, starring Kit Harrington ("Game of Thrones"):

"...the 'Gun-Powder Plot' of 1605 was a failed assassination attempt against 'King James I' of England...

"... by a group of provincial English Catholics led by 'Robert Catesby'.

"The plan was to blow up the 'House of Lords' during the 'State Opening' of England's 'Parliament' on 5 November 1605, as the prelude to a popular revolt in the 'Midlands' during which James's nine-year-old daughter, 'Princess Elizabeth', was to be installed as the Catholic head of state.

"Catesby's fellow plotters included 'John Wright', 'Thomas Wintour', 'Thomas Percy', 'Guy Fawkes', 'Robert Keyes', 'Thomas Bates', 'Robert Wintour', 'Christopher Wright', 'John Grant', 'Ambrose Rookwood', 'Sir Everard Digby' and 'Francis Tresham'.

"Fawkes was given charge of the explosives..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Gunpowder"...