On the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, David Skinner sets out to discover the artistic responses to the event in the music, literature and visual art of the time.

He explores the political and religious backdrop to the plot and finds a broadside ballad narrating the events, a lost anthem celebrating deliverance from the Plot, and links between the playwright Ben Jonson and the plotters themselves.

Broadcast Dates

  • 20051030