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The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators, 1605
By Crispijn de Passe the Elder
Engraving, circa 1605
This engraving contains the only contemporary portrait of Guy Fawkes and the other conspirators in the plot to destroy the Houses of Parliament. The names of those involved are written in Latin above their heads. The writing underneath the plotters describes the events of the 5th November and the consequences for those involved. It is written in Latin, French and German, which suggests that this piece was designed to show other countries what had happened and how it had been dealt with. 

The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators, 1605

By Crispijn de Passe the Elder

Engraving, circa 1605

This engraving contains the only contemporary portrait of Guy Fawkes and the other conspirators in the plot to destroy the Houses of Parliament. The names of those involved are written in Latin above their heads. The writing underneath the plotters describes the events of the 5th November and the consequences for those involved. It is written in Latin, French and German, which suggests that this piece was designed to show other countries what had happened and how it had been dealt with. 

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