Guy Fawkes’ lantern

For the classroom

Guy Fawkes’s lantern


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AN1887.2 Guy Fawkes Lantern © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Portrait of James I and Queen Anne


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Fawkes at Parliament


Guy Fawkes walking towards the House of Parliament holding the lantern.

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Commemorative coin


2012 set of coins including a commemorative coin for Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.

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Outside the classroom

Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

Ashmolean Museum

Source: ashmolean.org

The Ashmolean Museum, which offers a taught session using Guy Fawkes' lantern as a stimulus for cross curricular learning.

Visit the site http://www.ashmolean.org/education/

The Houses of Parliament

Source: parliament.uk

The Houses of Parliament, London (including links to online tours).

Visit the site http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/

Coughton Court

Source: nationaltrust.org

Coughton Court, Warwickshire (National Trust) was the home of the Catholic Throckmorton family who had links to some of the conspirators and received news of the plot’s failure on 6 November 1605.

Visit the site http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coughton-court/history/view-page/item563366/

Places connected with Gunpowder Plot

Source: culture24.org.uk

Website listing places associated with the Gunpowder Plot.

Visit the site http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/tra40920

Guy Fawkes’ lantern