4th November 2021
A Jesuit narrative of the Gunpowder Plot
Fr John Gerard SJ, accused of involvement in the Gunpowder Plot, was imprisoned in the Tower of London, where he was trialled on 14 April 1597.
6th November 2017
Gunpowder: Episode 3
Will the real Henry Garnet please stand up? Viewers of the BBC's 'Gunpowder' have not had a chance to meet him.
30th October 2017
Gunpowder: Episode 2
The BBC's Gunpowder totally misrepresented John Gerard, whose remarkable story is told here by Dermot Preston SJ. Gerard was transferred to the Tower of London, where he was tortured, on 12 Apr 1597.
23rd October 2017
Gunpowder: Episode 1
The breeze-blocks of history were fitted into Gunpowder’s fictional edifice, which really does not bode well for responsible historical drama. Dermot Preston SJ reviews the series.
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