In 1605, Guy Fawkes(also known as Guido), and a group of conspirators attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament to kill the King, James I and the entire Parliament.
They rented this cellar and stored in it 36 barrels of gunpowder.
In the final arrangement, Fawkes was to set fire to the gunpowder in the cellar on November 5 and then flee to Flanders(Encarta 2000).
Fuses were found concealed on his person, and in the cellar a lighted lantern and the barrels of gunpowder were discovered.
Examined under torture on the rack, Fawkes confessed his own guilt and after ling obstinacy revealed the names of his associates, nearly all of whom were killed on being taken or were hanged along with Fawkes on January 31, 1606.
Followed by Guy Fawkes birth, Edith had given birth to daughter Anne Fawkes on 3rd October 1568, but the infant lived a mere seven weeks, being buried on 14th November of the same year.
Two other sisters were born followed by Anne, another Anne, who later married Henry Kilburns in Scotton on 12th October1572, and Elizabeth, who later married William Dickenson also in Scotton on 27th May 1594.
Fawkes Guy, was one of the greatest conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot.
Fawkes, pronounced fawks Guy, English conspirator, born in York.
Through a letter of warning written by Tresham to a peer, the plot was exposed.
Fawkes was arrested early on November 5 as she emerged from the cellar.