After an unsuccessful visit to Spain to beg the Constable of Castile to finance an invasion army Robert and his cousin Thomas Wintour travel to Flanders, home to the exiled Jesuits, where they recruit the taciturn Guy Fawkes and other young Catholics prepared to die for their faith. Their aim is to blow up the opening of Parliament though they are unaware that, to Cecil's fury, the king intends to repeal the anti-Catholic laws to maintain peace with Spain at the state opening. Following a tip-off from Turner Wade ambushes the plotters, capturing militant young priest John Gerard, leading to Robert leading a daring rescue attempt to free him from the Tower of London before he can give Wade any information.
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Did You Know?
Kit Harrington is related to Robert Catesby whom he played in Gunpowder. He is also related to a Lord Harrington who was in attendance at the houses of parliament on the day the gunpowder plot was meant to happen. See more