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History - The Gunpowder Plot - Why Do We Remember the 5th of November? - Online Live

Day of week:
Delivered online
Mixed Level
10:00 - 13:00
1 week

Online live
Who were the Gunpowder Plotters and what were their aims? Was the ill-fated plot poorly organised or was the gang betrayed? Why is Guy Fawkes’s name the one we remember and why has he been so vilified through the last 400 years? In this short course, you will learn more about the origins of Guy Fawkes’ Night, by examining the background to the conspiracy and the aftermath of its discovery.

By the end of this course, you should be able to
• Place the Gunpowder Plot within the wider context of British history
• Identify the main conspirators
• Describe the plotters’ aims and plan
• Discuss the possible reasons for the plot and its failure
• Debate the legacy of the Gunpowder Plot

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Naomi Dickins

Naomi Dickins graduated from the University of Bristol with a B.A. (Hons) in History and also has an Advanced Diploma in Local Historical Studies from the University of Oxford. She has worked as an archivist, historical researcher and lecturer and recently published a history of Tenterden with Amberley Books. Naomi also has a lifelong love of textile and needle crafts, is an embroidery artist, runs textiles workshops and is a designer for Practical Publishing craft magazines.

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How will I be taught?

There will be tutor input and discussion as well as visual representations. The tutor will give feedback.

What do I need to have with me?

Apart from a sense of curiosity and an interest in social history, you may wish to bring note taking materials.

What can I do next?

We offer a range of history, architecture and social history courses. Please ask at a Centre or go to

What do I need to join the course

An interest in the history of England and a desire to learn more about the times.

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/119949/M/LC.