Guy Fawkes

Trial and Execution

Guy and the seven remaining conspirators were taken to Westminster on 28 January and tried for treason. The guilty verdict had already been ascertained, and they were subsequently condemned to death. On 31 January he was hanged drawn and quartered. A contemporary account states of Guy:

‘His body being weak with the torture and sickness he was scarce able to go up the ladder, yet with much ado, by the help of the hangman, went high enough to break his neck by the fall. He made no speech, but with his crosses and idle ceremonies made his end upon the gallows and the block, to the great joy of all the beholders that the land was ended of so wicked a villainy’.