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Guy Fawkes Night

  1. 1. Who Was Guy FaWkes? Guy Fawkes is an English noble Catholic. He was born on 13 April in 1570 and died on 31 January in 1606. He grew up in York. Fawkes was the most famous member of the Gunpowder plot. He was instructed to light the fuse on 5 November in 1605. But the plot failed and Guy was arrested and sentenced to hanging, evisceration and quartering on 31 January. However, on execution day he managed to jump offscaffold and broke his neck. So he died avoiding the agonizingdeath.
  2. 2. The GunpoWder ploT The Gunpowder plot was Catholic conspiracy. Theydecided to blow up the English Parliament building, becausemembers of the Parliament supported Protestants. Catholicplanned to do the blast on 5 November in 1605 during Kingsspeech, when there were King James and Lords Chamber in.Among the conspirators were Robert Catesby, Thomas Winter,Thomas Percy, John Wright, Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes andFrancis Tresham. Conspirators put under 2,5 tons of gunpowder in cellar. Itwas enough to destroy the Parliament, Westminster Abbey thatwas close to it and many houses that were located within 800meters.
  3. 3. But their plot was uncovered by anonymous letter thatwas sent on 26 April in 1605 to Lord Monteagle. On the night of 4to 5 November the Parliament building was searched and here atmignight Guy Fawkes was found with evidences of crime.During the week all the plot’s members were found and defused.Their executon took place on 30-31 January in 1606 in the yard ofSt. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
  4. 4. Celebration Guy Fawkes Night , also known as Bonfire Night is atraditional English annual holiday. It is celebrated on 5November. At this night Brits celebrates the fail of theGunpowder plot. They light fireworks and burn Guy Fawkes’sscarecrows on fires. Children rejoice and ask people “Penny forthe Guy” to buy petards. This holiday is mainly celebrated inEngland and its former colonies. So celebrates are always bright,amazing and impressive!!!
  5. 5. nowadays Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot, The memory of the I see no reason why gunpowder treasonGunpowder plot remains Should ever be forgot.forever. There is a ballad about this great event: Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, It was his intent — To blow up the King and the Parliament. Three score barrels of powder below, Poor old England to overthrow: By God’s mercy he was catch’d With a dark lantern and burning match. Holloa, boys, make the bells ring. Holloa, boys, God save the King! Hip hip hoorah!
  6. 6. You can notice the tune of the Gunpowder plot in JohnLennon’s song called “Remember”. Also you can see the character of Guy Fawkes in AlanMoore’s novel called “V for Vendetta” and the film with thesame name. After Guy Fawkes’s death a word “guy” began to meanhis scarecrow, then a scarecrow at all, later poorly dressed manand today it means a boy. And participants of the “Anonymous” movement wears Guy Fawkes’s masks. Guy Fawkes’s mask
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