The Gunpowder-Plot of 1605
The trial of Guy Fawkes and others
The full transcription of the trial of the conspirators in the Gunpowder-Plot,
from the Complete
Collection of State-Trials, London 1776 is included here.
The prosecution case describes the politicisation of late sixteenth century
English Catholicism by the Jesuits and details the horrendous plot
set into motion by their agents. Some modern historians (notably the
Catholic Antonia Fraser) have doubted whether the prosecution case was
not perhaps fabricated, which would allow the unfortunate Mr Fawkes and
his confederates to claim probably the most resounding show trial of all
time, suggesting perhaps that Beria and Dzherzhinsky were truly the
heirs of Cecil rather than Robespierre.
The transcription of the trial of Guy Fawkes
A note about the transcription
Spelling and grammar have been retained from the original, but the format
has been changed through the addition of paragraph breaks and hypertext
links to make it easier to follow. A conversion to XML is in progress, and
hopefully, improved page formatting.
Guy Fawkes today
New South Wales