A late 17th or early 18th-century report of the Gunpowder Plot A broadside ballad released in the late-seventeenth or early-eighteenth century detailing the plot with anti-Catholic sentiments. Opening text of the broadside ballad is as follows:
True Protestants I pray you do draw near Unto this ditty lend attentive ear, The lines are new although the subject’s old Likewise it is as true as e’er was told.
When James the First in England reigned King,

A late 17th or early 18th-century report of the Gunpowder Plot
A broadside ballad released in the late-seventeenth or early-eighteenth century detailing the plot with anti-Catholic sentiments. Opening text of the broadside ballad is as follows:

True Protestants I pray you do draw near
Unto this ditty lend attentive ear,
The lines are new although the subject’s old
Likewise it is as true as e’er was told.

When James the First in England reigned King,