Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November

On November 5th, people in England burn effigies of Guy (Guido) Fawkes. He was one of a gang of religious terrorists who tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London. They chose to act on the first day of the new parliamentary session on 4 November 1605 when King James I and many other powerful Englishmen would have been killed at a single stroke. The idea was to incite rebellion and restore a Catholic head of state by putting King James's nine-year-old daughter Elizabeth on the throne. However, they were discovered and the plot was foiled. For more information, go to Dulce's blog.

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