Remember, remember... another religious failure

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

V for Vendetta, was an awesome movie IMO. However, do you know the REAL story behind Guy Fawkes?

Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries, belonged to a group of Roman Catholic restorationists from England who planned the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Their aim was to displace Protestant rule by blowing up the Houses of Parliament while King James I and the entire Protestant, and even most of the Catholic, aristocracy and nobility were inside. The conspirators saw this as a necessary reaction to the systematic discrimination against English Catholics.

The Gunpowder Plot was led by Robert Catesby, but Fawkes was put in charge of its execution. He was arrested a few hours before the planned explosion, during a search of the cellars underneath Parliament in the early hours of 5 November prompted by the receipt of an anonymous warning letter.

Guy Fawkes Night (or "bonfire night"), held on 5 November in the United Kingdom and some parts of the Commonwealth, is a commemoration of the plot, during which an effigy of Fawkes is burned, often accompanied by a fireworks display. The word "guy", meaning "man" or "person", is derived from his name.

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Comment by Doug Reardon on November 5, 2009 at 6:14pm
A penny for the old guy!
Comment by Galen on November 5, 2009 at 7:50pm
"People should not be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people." -V
Comment by Reggie on November 5, 2009 at 10:18pm
Been hearing much of this chap this year. Thanks for sharing some insight on this fellow.
Comment by Doug Reardon on November 5, 2009 at 11:43pm
He's been dead a long time, Reggie.
Comment by Reggie on November 5, 2009 at 11:51pm
Haha. Thanks Doug. I guess I won't be seeing his RSVP to my party anytime soon.
Comment by Doug Reardon on November 6, 2009 at 2:02am
If you do, let me know, I've always wanted to know someone of the undead persuasion.
Comment by Reggie on November 6, 2009 at 8:07am
I hope not in the Biblical sense.
Comment by Doug Reardon on November 6, 2009 at 12:11pm
nope, not into necrophilia.


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