Ever wondered about the events that led up to one fateful 5th November so famed for its “gunpowder, treason and plot” that it spawned children’s rhymes and a celebration that still sees people burning bonfires – some still with effigies of the eponymous one-time traitor – and setting off fireworks to this very day? His face even became that of the anonymous mask in Alan Moore’s graphic novel (later a film) “V for Vendetta”.
Type “gunpowder plot” into the Discovery Service and a research starter – an encyclopedia entry for the Gunpowder Plot – will appear top of the list! Click here to see what I mean.
Whenever you search the Discovery Service for popular topics, you will sometimes find a “Research Starter” topping your search results. These useful little entries offer an overview of the topic taken from scholarly encyclopedias and offer both a good introduction to a topic and a place to identify new words that describe what you want to find to pop into the search box in Discovery and any other databases you find through your My Subject page.
Prefer to read something in print?
Try “Guy Fawkes : the real story of the gunpowder plot?” by Francis Edwards and similar books shelved on the second floor (Area 2B) at 942.061.
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