English history (22 pages found in this category)


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.

Manchester Blitz

Heavy bombing of the city of Manchester and its surrounding areas in North West England during the Second World War by the Nazi German Luftwaffe.

Peterloo Massacre

Cavalry charge on 16 August 1819 into a crowd of 60,000–80,000 that had gathered at St Peter’s Field, Manchester, England to demand the reform of parliamentary representation

Power-loom riots

Rioting by hand loom weavers in 1826 in Lancashire, England against the introduction of the much more efficient power looms.

Robert Keyes

One of the conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Skelmanthorpe flag

Banner made in honour of the victims of the Peterloo Massacre.