27 January – The fate of the Gunpowder Plotters and the death of Sir Francis Drake

Posted By on January 27, 2022

On this day in history, 27th January 1606, in the reign of King James I, the eight surviving conspirators of the November 1605 Gunpowder Plot were tried at Westminster for high treason.

Why am I talking about something that happened during the reign of King James I, in the Stuart period? Well, because the Gunpowder Plot actually had its origins in Elizabeth I’s reign.

Find out more in this talk…

Also on this day in history, 27th January 1596, Sir Francis Drake died of dysentery in Portobelo harbour, Panama.

Find out more about Francis Drake’s death in this video…

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