Wednesday, 5 November 2008

remember, remember...

"Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The gunpowder, treason and plot,
I know of no reason
Why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot"


Guy Fawkes (13 April 157031 January 1606) sometimes known as Guido Fawkes, was a member of a group of English Roman Catholic terrorists who planned to carry out the Gunpowder Plot.

Although
Robert Catesby was the lead figure in thinking up the actual plot, Fawkes was put in charge of executing the plan due to his explosives experience. The plot was foiled shortly before its intended completion, as Fawkes was captured while guarding the gunpowder. Suspicion was aroused by his wearing of a coat, boots and spurs, as if he intended to leave very quickly.
Fawkes has left a lasting mark on history and
popular culture. Held in the United Kingdom (and some parts of the Commonwealth) on November 5 is Bonfire Night, centred on the plot and Fawkes. He has been mentioned in popular film, literature and music by people such as Charles Dickens and John Lennon.

1 comment:

  1. we had something else to remember, remember here...it involved the smoke alarm!
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