The skies of Britain tomorrow will be alight with fireworks. Behind all the fireworks is a story of gunpowder, kings and execution. Barnebys has searched for objects which celebrate the fireworks of Guy Fawkes Night, as well as the history behind the occasion.

The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators, 1605 by Crispijn de Passe the Elder engraving, circa 1605 Image via National Portrait Gallery The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators, 1605
by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
engraving, circa 1605
Image via National Portrait Gallery

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Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 10.59.52 James I (1603-25), Britain Crown, error regina legend, Second Coinage (1604-19)
Baldwin's

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 10.59.33 Giorgio de Chirico, Combattimento di Puritani, olio su tela, cm 30x40, 1933
Sotheby's

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 10.58.48 Mark Tansey, Shades, 2001
Sotheby's

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 10.58.17 Helen Frankenthaler, Grey Fireworks, 2000
Sotheby's

90181 GREENWOOD, Christopher and John. Map of London from the Actual Survey made in the Years 1824, 1825, and 1826. 1827
Shapero Rare Books

013246 Jin Sanders, New Year's fireworks with Father Time, Watercolour, 1987
Zwiggelaar

H4586-L83157178 Lord Carrington signed typed note of House of Lords letterhead
Chaucer Covers & Auctions

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