The Gunpowder Plot

Book Title: The book of common-prayer, and administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Church of England : together with the psalter or psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches.

Author: Church of England.

Image Title: The Gunpowder Plot

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Description: The eye of God watches an English Catholic man attempt to carry out the Gunpowder Plot, as he sneaks into the House of Lords by night. Led by Robert Catesby, the plot was meant to install Elizabeth, the Catholic daughter of King James I, on the throne of England. In the upper right, a group of cardinals surround the Pope, who presumably oversees the execution attempt; in the lower left, the revealed conspirators are mutilated and hanged. The caption in the lower right, “Proditio,” means “treason” in Latin.

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