Riots, uprisings & plots (14 pages found in this category)


Atterbury Plot

Conspiracy named after Francis Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester and Dean of Westminster, aimed at restoring the House of Stuart to the throne of Great Britain.

Battle of Howe Bridge

The Battle of Howe Bridge took place on 4 February 1881 against the background of an acrimonious strike by 50,000 miners from pits on the Lancashire coalfield that was characterised by mobs of miners picketing working pits.

Death of Kevin Gately

Student who died as the result of a head injury received in the Red Lion Square disorders in London in 1974.

Five Members

Five members of parliament whom King Charles tried to have arrested in the House of Commons on 4 January 1642.

Fortescue Conspiracy

Attempt in 1558 to foretell the duration of the the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Gunpowder Plot

Attempt in 1605 to assassinate King James I and re-establish a Catholic monarchy by blowing up the House of Lords.

Guy Fawkes

Member of the group of English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Henry Garnet

English Jesuit priest executed for his complicity in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Janet Douglas, Lady Glamis

Scottish aristocrat executed in 1537 for treason. Modern day academics highlight that earlier accounts declaring she was tried for witchcraft are inaccurate.

Leighth Feight

Clash between Chartists and police in Leigh, Lancashire in August 1839.