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The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators, 1605

1 of 7 portraits of Thomas Bates

The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators, 1605, by Crispijn de Passe the Elder, circa 1605 - NPG 334a - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators, 1605

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
engraving, circa 1605
7 7/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (200 mm x 206 mm)
Given by H.M. Stationery Office, 1871
Primary Collection
NPG 334a


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  • Thomas Bates (1567-1606), Gunpowder plot conspirator. Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Robert Catesby (1573-1605), Leader of the Gunpowder plot. Sitter in 8 portraits.
  • Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), Gunpowder plot conspirator. Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Thomas Percy (1560-1605), Organiser of the 'Gunpowder Plot'. Sitter in 13 portraits.
  • Robert Winter (1568-1606), Gunpowder plot conspirator. Sitter in 8 portraits.
  • Thomas Winter (1572-1606), Conspirator; brother of Robert Winter. Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Christopher Wright (1570?-1605), Gunpowder plot conspirator. Sitter in 9 portraits.
  • John Wright (1568?-1605), Gunpowder plot conspirator; brother of Christopher Wright. Sitter in 7 portraits.

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This print includes the only contemporary portrait of Guy Fawkes and other members of the plot to destroy the Houses of Parliament in 1605. The names of the conspirators are inscribed in Latin above their portraits. The text below describes the events of the plot and the fate of the conspirators. It is written in Latin, French and German, which indicates the international audience for this image.

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