The Guy Fawkes Conspiracy
It’s the archetype of a conspiracy, complete with oaths of secrecy, a smoky room, and an agreement to commit treason.
But, in the words of this BBC article, Was Guy Fawkes a Fall Guy?
Take care to read past the first dozen or so paragraphs, where you will find that the answer, according to Cambridge University’s own Mark Nicholls, is “no.” Theories that the gunpowder plot was a ‘false flag’ – that the government knew of or were complicit in it – “draw unwarranted conclusions from the surviving evidence.”
But who wants to click on that?