Profile of the Day: Guy Fawkes

Posted November 5, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes

Today is Guy Fawkes Day in the UK!

“Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason, why the Gunpowder treason should ever be forgot!”

On this day in 1605, the infamous Guy Fawkes was thwarted in his attempt to assassinate the Protestant King James I of England. Fawkes was caught in the cellars of the House of Lords with 36 barrels of gunpowder with the intention of blowing up the Parliament. For over four hundred years, the people of Great Britain have celebrated King James’s escape from assassination with large celebrations, elaborate firework displays and the burning of Guy Fawkes’s effigy.

Will you be celebrating today?

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