Gunpowder Plot Descendents Bury the Hatchet

Descendents of the major parties involved in England's Gunpowder Plot of 1605 have shaken hands, a reconciliation marking the 400th anniversary of the event.

In a ceremony in Westminster Hall, the Duke of Northumberland, a descendent of Thomas Percy, the main plotter, met with the Marquess of Salisbury, who is descended from Robert Cecil, who remained loyal to his King, James I. The original plan to blow up Parliament gives popular culture the character of Guy Fawkes.