(From Western Daily Press)
The gunpowder plot was hatched during a period of extreme anger and resentment among the nation's Catholics.
So a group led by Robert Catesby devised a plan of such cunning it almost beggared belief.
They would blow up the House of Lords when King James was opening Parliament on November 5, killing him, his heir and striking a spectacular blow for their cause.
They hired "man of action" Fawkes, a Yorkshire mercenary who had distinguished himself with the Spanish Army and had a vast experience of …