Friday, 7 November 2014

Guy Fawkes

Do you know what Guy Fawkes is? Guy Fawkes is fireworks when each houses gets bombs and other stuff. Guy Fawkes is also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while he was fighting Spanish people in the low countries. He was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder plot of 1605.

Fawkes was born and educated in York. His father died when he was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant catholic. Fawkes later converted to Catholicism and left for the continent, where he fought in the Eighty Years War on the side of catholic Spain against Protestant Dutch reformers.

Guy Fawkes Night is annually held on November 5. It is sometimes known as Bonfire Night and marks the anniversary of the discovery of a plot organized by Catholic conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. Many people light bonfires and set off fireworks.

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