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03/22/2002 11:44 AM ID: 19398 Permalink   

British Library Archive: Gunpowder To Blow Up Parliament Found


Library curators have found a box with gunpowder samples as they worked their way through a collection of 17th century documents which the British Library acquired a couple of years ago.

One of the samples has a note saying "Guy Fawke's gunpowder" attached to it. The note was written about 100 years ago, and might point at gunpowder which a Catholic group around Guy Fawkes wanted to use to blow up King James I and Parliament.

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