Weird Events on 20th May

  • 1604: Guy Fawkes
    The plot begins Fawkes meets with a small band of five conspirators - led by Robert Catesby - whose plan is to assassinate King James and secure his daughter Elizabeth's accession to the throne. Fawkes' experience of warfare makes him an ideal conspirator and the outlines of the gunpowder plot begin to take shape. The first meeting takes place at the Duck and Drake pub on The Strand (its location now lost).