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The Gunpowder Plot--5th Nov.1605
Posted on: 11/5/2016 6:39:52 AM
On 5th November every year, people all over Britain become pyromaniacs for the evening, lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks. This annual tradition is a way of remembering the events of November 5th 1605 when a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament, killing all inside it including the King, was foiled. One of the most famous conspirators of what became known as the Gunpowder Plot was Guy Fawkes.

Here are ten facts about him.


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BWilson

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Re: The Gunpowder Plot--5th Nov.1605
Posted on: 11/5/2016 6:48:55 AM

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In the 17th Century, live cats were stuffed into the effigies to make it sound like "Guy" was screaming as being burned.


 No end to the cruelty people get up to.

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anemone
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Re: The Gunpowder Plot--5th Nov.1605
Posted on: 11/5/2016 7:16:42 AM

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Shortly after being discovered, Fawkes was taken to the King's bedchamber to explain why he wanted to kill him and blow up Parliament. Fawkes calmly answered that he regarded the King as a disease since he had been excommunicated by the Pope. He also explained that he needed such a huge quantity of gunpowder "To blow you Scotch beggars back to your own native mountains!"


Pretty gutsy I thought- to speak so to his "enemy",who certainly would put him cruelly to death for this outrage.


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After a brief trial, Guy Fawkes was sentenced, along with the other surviving chief conspirators, to be hanged, drawn, and quartered in London. On January 30, 1606, the gruesome public executions began in London, and on January 31 Fawkes was called to meet his fate.


Question-What exactly went wrong with this daring plot?????

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Jim
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