Gunpowder, Tweeting and Plot 2010 : The Story Begins


Last year I had a small group of year 6 children tweeting as Robert Catesby, leader of the Gunpowder Plot, to tell the story of the plot as it happened in real time. This year the project has expanded and now 5 schools are collaborating to tell the story from the viewpoints of 8 different characters.

From the plotters we have Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, Thomas Wintour, John Wright, Christopher Wright and Ambrose Rookwood. We will also be receiving tweets from the Earl of Salisbury and even King James I himself.

The project can be followed in a couple of ways

Currently the Earl of Salisbury has just received a mysterious letter warning him about the plot to blow up the King. One of Salisbury’s servants has then told one of the plotters that the letter has been received.

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