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Guy Fawkes
Born 13 April 1570(1570-04-13)
York, England
Died 31 January 1606 (aged 35)
Westminster, London, England
Cause of death Hanging
Other names Guido Fawkes
Occupation Soldier; Ensign
Known for Gunpowder plot, a conspiracy to assassinate King James I & VI and members of the Houses of Parliament
Religion Roman Catholic
Parents Edward Fawkes, Edith Blake
Relatives Anne and Elizabeth (sisters)
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.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,[1][2] belonged to a group of Catholic Restorationists from England who planned the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.[3] 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.^ Will blow up the king, .
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^ The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was a plan by a group of Catholic conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament, in particular the House of Lords upon the event of the next State Opening, thereby killing the reigning Protestant sovereign, King James 1 of England and VI of Scotland.
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^ Guy Fawkes was also known as Guido Fawkes.
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.The conspirators saw this as a necessary reaction to the systematic discrimination against English Catholics.^ The conspirators saw this as a necessary reaction to the systematic discrimination against English Catholics.
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^ Not wanting to return to thise days with the asscent of a new Catholic monarch the English people rejoiced in the capture and execution of the gunpowder plot conspirators.
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.The Gunpowder Plot was led by Robert Catesby, but Fawkes was put in charge of its execution.^ The Gunpowder Plot was led by Robert Catesby, but Fawkes was put in charge of its execution.
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^ The plot began in May 1604 when Catesby's cousin Thomas Wintour employed a mercenary with explosive expertise called Guy Fawkes.
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^ Celebrated with fireworks as Guy Fawkes Day, this English holiday marks the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, when Roman Catholics led by Robert Catesby tried to blow up Parliament, the king, and his family this day in 1605.
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.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.^ 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.
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^ Only ten days before the Opening of Parliament, Lord Monteagle , an apparently reformed Catholic, received an important letter giving warning of the gunpowder plot.
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^ November 5, 2007 5:52 pm Link David - maybe you should have waited a few hours to post.
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.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 Guy : Preparations for Bonfire Night celebrations include making an effigy of Guy Fawkes, which is called "the Guy".
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^ Bonfires, fireworks and burning effigies are his legacy.
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^ Guy Fawkes Night at Upwey 2007 .
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.The word "guy", meaning "man" or "person", is derived from his name.^ The word "guy", meaning "man" or "person", is derived from his name., entry "guy" .
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^ I was like, "whoa, that Guy Fawkes must have been an awesome man for him to be the source of a word synonymous with man".
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Contents

Early life

Childhood

St. Michael le Belfrey, where Fawkes was baptised
.Born on 13 April 1570 at High Petergate in York, Yorkshire, Fawkes was the only son of Edward Fawkes and Edith Blake.^ Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 ?
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^ High Petergate, YO1 7HP York ( Show map ) .
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^ You are here: Home > United Kingdom > 7459 Hotels North Yorkshire > 243 Hotels York > 72 Hotels Guy Fawkes .
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His mother had given birth to a daughter named Anne a few years earlier, but the child died at the age of seven weeks on 11 November 1568. Guy was baptised in the church of St. Michael le Belfrey on 16 April 1570 as a three-day-old baby.[6] .In the five years following Fawkes's birth, his mother bore two more daughters: Anne (named in honour of the earlier deceased child) and Elizabeth.^ Half of all firework accidents happen to children under the age of 16 and more than 60 under-fives went to the hospital in 1997 following firework accidents.
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^ Half-a-dozen more cavaliers were followed by Mr J. Le Quesne's van, which bore a representation of a house with Mr Le Quesne's name, and "Carpenter, established 1877," on each side; the interior was illuminated with chinese lanterns.

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He attended St. Peter's School in York, where his schoolfellows may have included John and Christopher Wright, both of whom would be among the conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot, and Thomas Morton, who became Bishop of Durham.[6] At St. Peter's, Fawkes was taught by John Pulleyn, kinsman to the Pulleyns of Scotton and a suspected Catholic who, according to some sources, may have had an effect on the young and impressionable Fawkes.[6]
Fawkes's father was either a notary or proctor of the ecclesiastical courts, and later became an advocate of the consistory court of the Archbishop of York. Edward's wife, Edith Blake, was descended from prominent merchants and aldermen of the city. Edward Fawkes died in 1579, and his widow remarried in 1582, to a Catholic, Denis Bainbridge of Scotton. .The family were known to be recusants, resisters of the authority of the Church of England, and it is probable that his stepfather's influence contributed to Fawkes' affiliation to Catholicism, into which he was accepted at about the age of 16.[8] In the same year that Fawkes converted to Catholicism (1586), he would be made brutally aware of the repression the English Parliament enacted on local Catholics.^ Screw the church of england, catholicism forever!
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^ Far from furthering the cause of Catholic emancipation, Fawkes and his conspirators made it impossible, it took another 200 years.
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^ The tossing the guy into the bonfire probably began in the Eighteenth Century and included effigies of the Pope, the Young Pretender and Devils as much as they did Guy Fawkes.
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Margaret Clitherow, later known as the "Pearl of York", was executed in her hometown that year by being crushed to death. She had been arrested for harbouring Catholic priests in her home.[9]

Possible marriage

.According to the International Genealogical Index which is compiled by the Mormon Church, a marriage took place in 1590 in Scotton, between Fawkes and a woman by the name of Maria Pulleyn, who was born in May 1569. The Index also records that a son, Thomas was born to the couple on 6 February 1591.[10] These entries, however, appear to derive from a secondary source and not from actual parish entries.^ Andrew Mature couple buxton , United Kingdom February 10, 2009 .
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^ A celebration of a somewhat more pretentious scale took place at West Mount Lodge, the residence of the Reverend J. O. Crosse, between 7.30 and 9 o'clock.

^ Margaret Mature couple Ewerby, Sleaford , United Kingdom February 10, 2009 .
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Antonia Fraser in her book Faith and Treason dismisses the alleged marriage with the comment "not one contemporary account at the time of Guy Fawkes's greatest fame-or infamy- refers to him as a married man, nor is there any reference to his wife or child, either in England or the Low Countries".[11]

Occupation as a soldier

After leaving school at a young age, Fawkes became a footman for Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu. Browne was one of the leading statesmen during the time of Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots, and was also allegedly implicated in the Ridolfi plot. Browne took a dislike to Fawkes and fired him after a short time.[12] However, his grandson Anthony-Maria Browne, 2nd Viscount Montagu re-employed Fawkes as a table waiter.[13] In 1591, Fawkes inherited his father's estates. After renting them out for a while as a way to earn money, he sold his stakes in them to Anne Skipsey.[13]
Theatrical drawing of Fawkes holding a pistol
.In Continental Europe there had been a series of Wars of Religion stemming from a Protestant–Catholic issue in relation to the presumption of the French throne.^ I am no Catholic, but I support his attempt to end hostile Protestant treatment of the Catholics; when you become just like your enemy, there is no difference.
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^ Excuse me,Ithought James I was pro Catholic,and why Cromwell helped execute him;I thought it was the Parliment that was implacably anti C.There was a civil war.
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.England was divided, the English Protestant crown supported Navarre, while the Catholics of England supported the Catholic League and Pope Sixtus V, through the Duke of Guise.^ I am no Catholic, but I support his attempt to end hostile Protestant treatment of the Catholics; when you become just like your enemy, there is no difference.
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[13] Sir William Stanley had raised an army in Ireland to fight in the Spanish Netherlands. Fawkes, along with his Jesuit cousin Richard Collinge went over to Flanders to join him against the Dutch Revolt.[13] .Fawkes spent ten years fighting for the Spanish Catholic cause as a soldier.^ Far from furthering the cause of Catholic emancipation, Fawkes and his conspirators made it impossible, it took another 200 years.
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^ Every year a Catholic, and yes, Fawkes, we are always reminded, was Catholic, is burned in effigy.
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^ True, England was persecuting Catholics and Fawkes role was to fight back against a religiously intolerant government, but he was still a terrorist by definition."
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.It was while fighting with the Spaniards that he adopted the name Guido, and he gained considerable expertise with explosives.^ 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 Catholic restorationists from England who planned the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
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The Netherlands were then in the possession of King Philip II of Spain, Duke of Burgundy. .The Dutch associated Spain and Philip's rule with the Catholic Inquisition, which he had tried to impose on his territories in the Low Countries.^ "Well it started when the Catholic King of Spain tried to......erm...
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Fawkes arrived at a time when the death of the Duke of Parma and mutinies by Spanish mercenaries had left the Catholic military force in the Netherlands paralysed. Maurice of Nassau, the stadtholder in five provinces from 1584 until 1625, son of William of Orange, had led successful campaigns against Spanish positions. He was also present when Calais was taken by the Spanish in 1596. For his gallantry in the siege of Calais, Stanley gave Fawkes command of a company of soldiers.[13]

Gunpowder Plot

Depiction of Fawkes being arrested by Thomas Knyvet in the cellar of the Houses of Parliament
.Fawkes is notorious for his involvement in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. He was probably placed in charge of executing the plot because of his military and explosives experience.^ The event dates back to 1605 when Fawkes and his conspirators planned to kill King James I and members of the Parliament at Westminster with powerful explosives which is now famously referred to as the 'Gunpowder Plot'.
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^ Traditional English rhyme on the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 .
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^ A quick straw poll of my junior staff tonight drew a consensus that the gunpowder plot took place some time around 1950.
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.The plot, masterminded by Robert Catesby, was an attempt by a group of religious conspirators to kill King James I, his family, and most of the members of the House of Lords, by blowing up the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster.^ Will blow up the king, .
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^ He and his cohorts decided to blow up the both Houses of Parliament in London and kill King James I upon the inaugural opening of the Parliament, and succeeded in smuggling several barrels of gunpowder into the basement of the Parliament.
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^ On this day, Guy Fawkes ("the only man ever to enter Parliament with honest intentions") and collaborators attempted to blow up the English Houses of Parliament .
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.The plot itself may have been occasioned by the realisation by the Anglican authorities and Roman Catholic recusants that the Kingdom of Spain was in far too much debt and fighting too many wars to assist Catholics in England.^ Yorkshire-born Fawkes ( 1570 - 1606 ), was one of a number of Roman Catholics who plotted to blow up England's parliament, along with King James I .
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^ True, England was persecuting Catholics and Fawkes role was to fight back against a religiously intolerant government, but he was still a terrorist by definition."
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^ True, England was persecuting Catholics and Fawkes role was to fight back against a religiously intolerant government, but he was still a terrorist by definition.
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.Any possibility of toleration by England and Scotland was ended at the Hampton Court conference of 1604, when King James attacked both extreme Puritans and Catholics.^ Yorkshire-born Fawkes ( 1570 - 1606 ), was one of a number of Roman Catholics who plotted to blow up England's parliament, along with King James I .
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^ Damned Catholics they (just) miss King James AND Maggie Thatcher.
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The plotters realised that no outside help would be forthcoming. .Fawkes and the other conspirators rented an undercroft beneath the House of Lords after having failed in their attempt to dig a tunnel under the building.^ The Vaults beneath the House of Lords,- the stage dark.
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^ Guy Fawkes himself was sentenced, along with the other surviving chief conspirators, to be hanged, drawn, and quartered in London.
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^ The conspirators originally rented a house near Parliament and started to dig a tunnel under the Houses of Parliament, working for more than a year.
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.By March 1605, they had hidden 1,800 pounds (36 barrels, or 800 kg) of gunpowder in the undercroft.^ They filled this vault with 36 barrels of gunpowder , which they hid under some firewood and then the plotters waited.
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Robert Catesby Guido Fawkes Thomas Winter Thomas Percy John Wright Christopher Wright Robert Winter Thomas Bates Use a cursor to explore or press button for larger image & copyright
A contemporaneous engraving of the conspirators (detail). By Crispijn van de Passe the Elder.[14] Use a cursor to explore
.A few of the conspirators were concerned about fellow Catholics who would have been present at Parliament during the opening.^ It must be a source of congratulation that but few stones were laying about, otherwise a riot would have been inevitable, cries of "mob them" being freely raised.

^ The conspirators had then planned to abduct the royal children, not present in parliament, and then incite a revolt in the Midlands.
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^ Yorkshire-born Fawkes ( 1570 - 1606 ), was one of a number of Roman Catholics who plotted to blow up England's parliament, along with King James I .
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[15] .On the evening of 26 October, Lord Monteagle received an anonymous letter warning him to stay away, and to "retyre youre self into yowre contee whence yow maye expect the event in safti for ...^ Lord Monteagle - I have received that letter, it threatens danger but not to me; .
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^ Exit Guy Fawkes into the bower, and re-enter with Lord Monteagle, plate 4,- at the same time the nurse asleep to be taken from the balcony, figure 1 .
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they shall receyve a terrible blowe this parleament".[16] .Despite quickly becoming aware of the letter—informed by one of Monteagle's servants—they resolved to continue with their plans, as it appeared that it "was clearly thought to be a hoax".[17] Monteagle had been made suspicious, however, and the letter was shown to King James.^ Yorkshire-born Fawkes ( 1570 - 1606 ), was one of a number of Roman Catholics who plotted to blow up England's parliament, along with King James I .
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.The king ordered Sir Thomas Knyvet to conduct a search of the cellars underneath Parliament, which he did in the early hours of 5 November.^ Sir William Waad says: November 5, 2009 at 2:46 pm This is the day when we celebrate Lord Cecil’s and Sir Thomas Knyvet’s foiling of the Catholic Plot.
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^ Traditional English rhyme on the Gunpowder Plot of 1605; alternatively, "Please to remember the Fifth of November" The fifth of November, Since I can remember, Gunpowder treason and plot: This is the day that God did prevent, To blow up his king and parliament.
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^ "'The fifth of November, Since I can remember, Gunpowder treason and plot: This is the day that God did prevent, To blow up his king and parliament.
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Shortly after midnight, Fawkes was found leaving the cellar the conspirators had rented and was arrested. .Inside, the barrels of gunpowder were discovered hidden under piles of firewood and coal.^ Unlike the original gunpowder, the barrells of digital gunpowder were never found, and they exploded right under the trougher’s porky little green benches.
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^ They filled this vault with 36 barrels of gunpowder , which they hid under some firewood and then the plotters waited.
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.Fawkes gave his name as John Johnson, and was tortured over the next few days in an effort to extract from him the names of his co-conspirators.^ From Wikipedia The torture only revealed the names of those conspirators who were already dead or whose names were known to the authorities.
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^ Guy Fawkes was a co-conspirator in the "Gunpowder Plot" of 1605 in England .
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.King James directed that the torture be light at first, but more severe if necessary.^ King James directed that the torture be light at first, but more severe if necessary.
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^ Rather it was because she tortured and executed more people for their beliefs (Protestant) than Elizabeth I and James I ever dreamed of.
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^ For the first sermon read to king James I click right here!
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.Sir William Wade, Lieutenant of the Tower of London, supervised the torture and obtained Fawkes's confession.^ The unlucky Fawkes was taken in chains to the Tower of London .
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.For three or four days Fawkes said nothing, nor divulged the names of his co-conspirators.^ On November 7 , Fawkes confessed all and revealed the names of his co-conspirators.
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^ For three or four days Fawkes said nothing, nor divulged the names of his co-conspirators.
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^ The conspirators became aware of the letter the following day, but they resolved to continue the plot after Fawkes had confirmed that nothing had been touched in the cellar.
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.Only when he found out that they had proclaimed themselves by appearing in arms did he succumb.^ Mr Landick, the town crier, spoke to the mob, telling them that they ought to have a respect for the police if they had none for themselves, and that they were only doing their duty.

.The torture only revealed the names of those conspirators who were already dead or whose names were known to the authorities.^ On November 7 , Fawkes confessed all and revealed the names of his co-conspirators.
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On 31 January, Fawkes and a number of others implicated in the conspiracy were tried in Westminster Hall. .After being found guilty, they were taken to Old Palace Yard in Westminster and St Paul's Yard, where they were to be hanged, drawn and quartered.^ Indian Wars : Minnesota Uprising In Minnesota , USA, more than 300 Santee Sioux were found guilty of rape and murder of white settlers, and sentenced to hang.
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^ They were ultimately taken down to the old Pier and set fire to a little before nine o'clock.

^ Fred says: November 5, 2009 at 3:00 pm Problem they have is they didn’t realise that the EU is gradually being taken over by Nazis.
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Fawkes, weakened by his torture, was the last to climb the ladder to the gallows, from which he jumped, breaking his neck in the fall and thus avoiding the latter part of his execution.[19]
Fawkes's normal signature (bottom as 'Guido Fawkes'), and immediately after torture (top as 'Guido')

Reaction

.On 5 November 1605, the day the plot was discovered, Londoners were encouraged to celebrate the King's escape from assassination by lighting bonfires in the city, "always provided that ‘this testemonye of joy be careful done without any danger or disorder'", beginning a tradition that has persisted across the UK ever since.^ What appears to have happened is that traditional end of year/mid-Winter customs celebrated pre-C19th moved to November, influenced by the arrival of immigrants from the UK in the post-Napoleonic period.

^ Sir William Waad says: November 5, 2009 at 2:46 pm This is the day when we celebrate Lord Cecil’s and Sir Thomas Knyvet’s foiling of the Catholic Plot.
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^ Traditional English rhyme on the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 .
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[20] .The Lord Mayor and aldermen of the City of London commemorated the conspiracy on 5 November for years after with a sermon in St Paul's Cathedral.^ The dome of St. Paul's on al moonlight night, overlooking the whole of London; .
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^ As a fact, the observance of the fifth of November in St Helier seems, year by year, to be developing more into rowdyism than anything else.

^ Pantaloon - Why it's a cradle for the Lord Mayor's son; sent as a present to him from the Alderman of the city.
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Popular accounts of the plot supplemented these sermons, some of which were published and have survived. Many in the city left money in their wills to pay for a minister to preach a sermon annually in their own parish.
Many popular contemporary verses were written in condemnation of Fawkes. The most well-known verse begins:
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The gunpowder treason and plot,
I know of no reason
Why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.[21]
John Rhodes produced a popular narrative in verse describing the events of the plot and condemning Fawkes:
Fawkes at midnight, and by torchlight there was found
With long matches and devices, underground
.The full verse was published as A brief Summary of the Treason intended against King & State, when they should have been assembled in Parliament, 5 November.^ Should ever be FORGOT. ( less ) Tags: bonfire • british • catholics • comedy • fawkes • guy • king • night • november • parliament Posted By: StevanHogg Videos: 470 Articles: 0 More From User Steven's New Fire Engine .
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^ Traditional English rhyme on the Gunpowder Plot of 1605; alternatively, "Please to remember the Fifth of November" The fifth of November, Since I can remember, Gunpowder treason and plot: This is the day that God did prevent, To blow up his king and parliament.
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^ Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I know of no reason Why Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot.
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1605. Fit for to instruct the simple and ignorant herein: that they not be seduced any longer by Papists
. .Other popular verses were of a more religious tone and celebrated the fact that England had been saved from the Guy Fawkes conspiracy.^ That guy fawkes it up and they celebrate.
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^ Despite the nature of the events commemorated, little political or sectarian significance is attached to Guy Fawkes celebrations these days.
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^ This year's Guy Fawkes night celebrations were, like last year, luckily not marred by any unfortunate incidents or accidents.

John Wilson published, in 1612, a short song on the "powder plot" with the words:
O England praise the name of God
That kept thee from this heavy rod!
But though this demon e'er be gone,
his evil now be ours upon!
The Fawkes story continued to be celebrated in poetry. The Latin verse In Quintum Novembris was written c. .1626. John Milton’s Satan in book six of Paradise Lost was inspired by Fawkes—the Devil invents gunpowder to try to match God's thunderbolts.^ Guido Fawkes was an Englishman who, in popular legend, tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament with barrels of gunpowder.
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.Post-Reformation and anti–Catholic literature often personified Fawkes as the Devil in this way.^ In 1850, in Britain, there was a strong wave of anti-Catholic sentiment, and the guy was often in the likeness of the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster.
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From Puritan polemics to popular literature, all sought to associate Fawkes with the demonic. .However, his reputation has since undergone a rehabilitation, and today he is often toasted as, "The last man to enter Parliament with honourable intentions."^ The charge was treason, though some people in England prefer to remember Guy as "the only man ever to enter Parliament with honourable intentions."
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^ To Guy Fawkes, the only man to enter Parliament with honest intentions ( history.com ) .
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^ FARK.com: (4750462) To Guy Fawkes, the only man to enter Parliament with honest intentions If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets.
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.William Harrison Ainsworth's 1841 historical romance Guy Fawkes; or, The Gunpowder Treason, portrays Fawkes, and Catholic recusancy in general, in a sympathetic light and was one of the first accounts to challenge the official depiction of the plot.^ Gunpowder, Treason ad Plot, .
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^ Gunpowder treason and plot; .
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^ "That the gunpowder treason, however, should pass into oblivion is not likely, as long as the well-known festival of Guy Fawkes's Day is observed by English juveniles, who still regard the 5 th of November as one of the most joyous days of the year.
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[22]
Anarchist poster from the mid-20th century

Legacy

.In 18th-century England, it became a tradition for children to display a grotesque effigy of Fawkes, termed a "guy", as part of the Bonfire Night celebration.^ Hellgate: London celebrates Guy Fawkes' Night .
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^ Happy Guy Fawkes night .
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^ That guy fawkes it up and they celebrate.
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[23] .As part of the tradition, they would often stand on streetcorners begging for "a penny for the guy".[24] The "guy" would be burned on a bonfire at the end of the evening.^ Introduction Nowadays there is little consciousness of the old Jersey traditions of Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night.

^ When I got there I had no idea what was going on but there was already a huge bonfire burning and somebody told me they were burning Fawkes in effigy.
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^ HISTORY OF GUY FAWKES November 5th is known as "Bonfire Night" or "Guy Fawkes Night", and all over Britain people fire off fireworks, light bonfires, and burn effigies of Guy Fawkes.
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As a consequence, "guy" came to mean a man of odd appearance. .Subsequently, in American English, "guy" lost any pejorative connotation, becoming a simple reference for any man.^ On this day, Guy Fawkes ("the only man ever to enter Parliament with honest intentions") and collaborators attempted to blow up the English Houses of Parliament .
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[5]
Fawkes was ranked 30th in the 2002 list of the 100 Greatest Britons, sponsored by the BBC and voted for by the public.[25] He was also included in a list of the 50 greatest people from Yorkshire.[26] .The Guy Fawkes River and thus Guy Fawkes River National Park in northern New South Wales, Australia were named after Fawkes by explorer John Oxley, who, like Fawkes, was from North Yorkshire.^ Now Guy Fawkes, there was a man who knew a thing or too about making a statement.
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^ Australia : Explorer Ludwig Leichhardt discovered the Dawson Range in Queensland , naming the mountains after one of his major expeditionary sponsors.
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^ As we like to remind you every 5th of November, Guy Fawkes was the only man to ever enter Parliament with honest intentions......
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.In the Galápagos Islands a collection of two crescent-shaped islands and two small rocks northwest of Santa Cruz Island, are called Isla Guy Fawkes.^ Enter Guy Fawkes, L. H. front wing, followed by two of the guards, plate 5, and exit at the opposite wing, .
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^ Enter from second wing, L. H. Alice plate 1, and Monteagle, followed by two deamons plate 6, -exit Guy Fawkes and Guards, front wing R. H., followed by Monteagle and the two deamons,-re-enter from the same wing the two demons with Monteagle prisoner, plate 6, Guy Fawkes following plate 1.
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^ To Guy Fawkes, the only religious fanatic with a bomb that's collectively glorified by the west.
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References

Notes
  1. ^ a b "Who was the real Guy Fawkes?". BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/york/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8333000/8333906.stm. Retrieved 21 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Cooper, C. P. (1832), ed (6 November 1605). "Examination of Guido Fawkes, on Interrogatories prepared by King James I.". The Most Important Public Records of Great Britain. Two. London: Baldwin and Craddock. pp. 386. 
  3. ^ "Transplanted Englishman brings country's Guy Fawkes party tradition to Burnsville". ThisWeek-Online.com. 24 October 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20051215081802/http://www.thisweek-online.com/2005/September/30bonfire.html. 
  4. ^ "Guy Fawkes". Brtiannica.com. 24 October 2007. http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9033856/Guy-Fawkes. 
  5. ^ a b Merriam-Webster (1991). The Merriam-Webster new book of word histories. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster. p. 208. ISBN 0877796033. http://books.google.com/books?id=IrcZEZ1bOJsC&pg=PA208. , entry "guy"
  6. ^ a b c "Guy Fawkes – Old Peterite". St-Peters.york.sch.uk. 24 October 2007. http://www.st-peters.york.sch.uk/history/guyfawkes.htm. 
  7. ^ "Guy Fawkes: A Biography". Britannia.com. 11 November 2007. http://www.britannia.com/history/g-fawkes.html. 
  8. ^ "A man for all treason". North East History. 24 October 2007. http://www.northeasthistory.co.uk/the_north_east/history/features/205/051105.html. 
  9. ^ "On the trail of the Gunpowder Plotters" (PDF). HistoryofYork.co.uk. 11 November 2007. http://www.historyofyork.co.uk/tpl/uploads/1GuyFawkestrail.pdf. 
  10. ^ Britannia History, Guy Fawkes: A Biography' by David Herber, retrieved on 16 Febraury 2010
  11. ^ David Herber, The Gunpowder Plot Society: The Marriage of Guy Fawkes and Maria Pulleyn, retrieved 16 February 2010
  12. ^ Fraser, Antonia (1996). Faith And Treason. Nan A. Talese. ISBN 978-0385471893. 
  13. ^ a b c d e "Guy Fawkes: From York to the Battlefields of Flanders". Gunpowder-Plot.org. 24 October 2007. http://www.gunpowder-plot.org/york-flanders.asp. 
  14. ^ The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators, Crispiijn van de Passe, National Portrait Gallery, accessed 12 March 2010
  15. ^ Northcote Parkinson 1976, pp. 62–63
  16. ^ Northcote Parkinson 1976, pp. 68–69
  17. ^ Northcote Parkinson 1976, p. 72
  18. ^ Northcote Parkinson 1976, p. 73
  19. ^ Northcote Parkinson 1976, pp. 91–92
  20. ^ Nicholls, Mark (2004). "Fawkes, Guy (bap. 1570, d. 1606)" (subscription required). Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/9230. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  21. ^ "The Gunpowder Plot: Overview" Britannia.com. 12 January 2010
  22. ^ Harrison Ainsworth, William (1841). Guy Fawkes; or, The Gunpowder Treason. Nottingham Society. http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=YvcOOnJWc3gC&dq=william+harrison+ainsworth+fawkes&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=eDgfrpTV3h&sig=Wvzti1wdj7OSYbKLCi08P83pAQ0. 
  23. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary
  24. ^ Penny for the Guy Cnn Travel guide
  25. ^ "Top 100 Greatest Britons". BiographyOnline.net. 24 October 2007. http://www.biographyonline.net/british/greatest-britons.html. 
  26. ^ "The 50 greatest Yorkshire people?". Guardian Unlimited. 24 October 2007. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1590701,00.html. 
  27. ^ "Topography and Landforms of Ecuador" (PDF). Geology.er.usgs.gov. 24 October 2007. http://geology.er.usgs.gov/eespteam/terrainmodeling/images/large/ecuador_srtm_low.pdf. 
Bibliography
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    ^ Gunpowder, Treason ad Plot, .
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    ^ The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; There is no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot!'
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    Weidenfeld and Nicolson. ISBN 0-297-77224-4.
     

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Quotes

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From Wikiquote

A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.
Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 - 31 January 1606) was an English soldier and a member of a group of Roman Catholic conspirators who attempted to carry out the Gunpowder Plot to assassinate King James I of England (James VI of Scotland) and the members of both houses of the Parliament of England with a huge explosion, which was prevented by his arrest on 5 November 1605.

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  • A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.
    • Remark (6 November 1605) as quoted in The Dictionary of National Biography Vol. 6 (1917); He is here invoking a version of a famous statement of Hippocrates, also translated as "Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases."
Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot;
I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

Quotes about Fawkes

Of all the plots and conspiracies that ever entered into the mind of man, the Gunpowder plot stands pre-eminent in horror and wickedness.
  • Remember, remember, the 5th of November
    The Gunpowder Treason and plot;
    I see of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
    Should ever be forgot.
    .Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
    'Twas his intent.
    ^ Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent to blow up the King and the Parliament.
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    ^ Guy Fawkes, the notorious plotter intent on blowing up the Houses of Parliament on November 5th 1605, was born here.
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    ^ Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent To blow up King and Parliament.
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    .To blow up the King and the Parliament.^ Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent To blow up King and Parliament.
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    ^ Will blow up the king, .
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    ^ Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent to blow up the King and the Parliament.
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    .Three score barrels of powder below.^ Three-score barrels of powder below To prove old England's overthrow; By God's providence he was catch'd With a dark lantern and burning match.
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    ^ Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes 'Twas his intent To blow up the King and the Parliament Three score barrels of powder below Poor old England to overthrow By God's providence he was catched With a dark lantern and burning match.
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    ^ Twas Gods mercy to be sent To save our King and Parliament Three score barrels laid below, For old Englands overthrow, With a lighted candle, with a lighted match Boom, boom, to let him in.
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    .Poor old England to overthrow.^ Three score barrels of powder below, Poor old England to overthrow: By God's providence he was catch'd With a dark lantern and a burning match.
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    ^ Three-score barrels of powder below To prove old England's overthrow; By God's providence he was catch'd With a dark lantern and burning match.
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    ^ Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes 'Twas his intent To blow up the King and the Parliament Three score barrels of powder below Poor old England to overthrow By God's providence he was catched With a dark lantern and burning match.
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    .
    • Traditional rhyme recited on Guy Fawkes Night, the 5th of November, when effigies of him are traditionally burned.
    • Variants:
      Remember, remember, the 5th of November
      The Gunpowder Treason and plot;
      I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
      Should ever be forgot.^ Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot!
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      ^ Traditional English rhyme on the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 .
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      ^ Gunpowder, Treason ad Plot, .
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    • Remember, remember, the fifth of November,
      The Gunpowder Treason and plot.^ Remember, remember, the fifth of November!
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      ^ November 6, 2007 11:04 PM .
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      ^ Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot!
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      .I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason
      Should ever be forgot.
      ^ Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot.
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      ^ I see no reason, why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot.
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      ^ We know no reason why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot.
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  • Of all the plots and conspiracies that ever entered into the mind of man, the Gunpowder plot stands pre-eminent in horror and wickedness. .The singular perseverance of the conspirators is shown by the fact, that so early as in Lent of the year 1603, Robert Catesby, who appears to have been the prime mover of the plot, in a conversation with Thomas Wintour and John Wright, first broke with them about a design for delivering England from her bondage, and to replant the Catholic religion.^ John Grant , Ambrose Rokewood , Robert Keyes , Sir Everard Digby , Francis Tresham and Catesby's servant, Thomas Bates , all joined in the hazardous plot.
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    ^ The plot began in May 1604 when Catesby's cousin Thomas Wintour employed a mercenary with explosive expertise called Guy Fawkes.
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    ^ 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 Catholic restorationists from England who planned the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
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    • "'A Brief History of "The Gunpowder Plot" from The Amulet (1828)
  • Guy Fawkes was a man of desperate character.^ Why would anyone make statement on a history subject when many of the American don't even know where The Houses of Parliment are located or who Guy Fawkes was.
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    ^ "Guy Fawkes the only man to ever enter parliament with honest intentions."
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    ^ November 6, 2007 4:34 PM A British friend maintains that Guy Fawkes was the last man to enter Parliament with good intentions.
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    In his person he was tall and athletic, his countenance was manly, and the determined expression of his features was not a little heightened by a profusion of brown hair, and an auburn-coloured beard. He was descended from a respectable family in Yorkshire, and having soon squandered the property he inherited at the decease of his father, his restless spirit associated itself with the discontented and factious of his age.
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.GUY FAWKES (1570-1606), English "gunpowder plot" conspirator, son of Edward Fawkes of York, a member of a good Yorkshire family and advocate of the archbishop of York's consistory court, was baptized at St Michael le Belfrey at York on the ,6th of April 1570. His parents were Protestants, and he was educated at the free school at York, where, it is said, John and Christopher Wright and the Jesuit Tesimond alias Greenway, afterwards implicated in the conspiracy, were his schoolfellows.^ I lived in York which was the home of Guy Fawkes.
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^ Edward Fawkes was a proctor of the ecclesiastical courts and advocate of the consistory court of the Archbishop of York.

^ Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 ?
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.On his father's death in 1579 he inherited his property.^ On his father's death in 1579 he inherited his property.

^ He was descended from a respectable family in Yorkshire, and having soon squandered the property he inherited at the decease of his father, his restless spirit associated itself with the discontented and factious of his age.
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.Soon afterwards his mother married, as her second husband, Dionis Baynbrigge of Scotton in Yorkshire, to which place the family removed.^ Soon afterwards his mother married, as her second husband, Dionis Baynbrigge of Scotton in Yorkshire, to which place the family removed.

^ His mother re-married and the family moved to Scotton.
  • Guy Fawkes - Life and times of a Gunpowder Plotter 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.guyfawkes.me.uk [Source type: General]

^ After his father’s death, Guy’s mother moved to the village of Scotton and married Dionis Baynbrigge.
  • Guy Fawkes - Faux - Family History & Genealogy Message Board - Ancestry.com 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC boards.ancestry.netscape.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Fawkes's stepfather was connected with many Roman Catholic families, and was probably a Roman Catholic himself, and Fawkes himself became a zealous adherent of the old faith.^ Fawkes's stepfather was connected with many Roman Catholic families, and was probably a Roman Catholic himself, and Fawkes himself became a zealous adherent of the old faith.

^ His family were Protestants, but he later became a Catholic.

^ He entered the Roman Catholic faith at the age of nine, when his mother married a Roman Catholic after the death of his father.
  • 401st Guy Fawkes celebrated in parts of the Commonwealth - Wikinews, the free news source 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC en.wikinews.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Soon after he had come of age he disposed of his property, and in 1593 went to Flanders and enlisted in the Spanish army, assisting at the capture of Calais by the Spanish in 1596 and gaining some military reputation.^ He was also present when Calais was taken by the Spanish in 1596.
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^ Soon after he had come of age he disposed of his property, and in 1593 went to Flanders and enlisted in the Spanish army, assisting at the capture of Calais by the Spanish in 1596 and gaining some military reputation.

^ At some point he travelled to Flanders and enlisted in the Spanish army.

According to Father Greenway he was "a man of great piety, of exemplary temperance, of mild and cheerful demeanour, an enemy of broils and disputes, a faithful friend and remarkable for his punctual attendance upon religious observances," while his society was "sought by all the most distinguished in the archduke's camp for nobility and virtue." He is described as "tall, with brown hair and auburn beard." In 1604 Thomas Winter, at the instance of Catesby, in whose mind the gunpowder plot had now taken definite shape, introduced himself to Fawkes in Flanders, and as "a confident gentleman," "best able for this business," brought him on to England as assistant in the conspiracy. .Shortly afterwards he was initiated into the plot, after taking an oath of secrecy, meeting Catesby, Thomas Winter, Thomas Percy and John Wright at a house behind St Clement's (see Gunpowder Plot and Catesby, Robert).^ Of the original plotters, Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy and John Wright were killed in the fighting that quickly followed.

^ Shortly afterwards he was initiated into the plot, after taking an oath of secrecy, meeting Catesby, Thomas Winter, Thomas Percy and John Wright at a house behind St Clement's (see Gunpowder Plot and Catesby, Robert ).

^ I was always partial to Thomas Catesby and Thomas Percy.
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.Owing to the fact of his being unknown in London, to his exceptional courage and coolness, and probably to his experience in the wars and at sieges, the actual accomplishment of the design was entrusted to Fawkes, and when the house adjoining the parliament house was hired in Percy's name, he took charge of it as Percy's servant, under the name of Johnson_ He acted as sentinel while the others worked at the mine in December 1604, probably directing their operations, and on the discovery of the adjoining cellar, situated immediately beneath the House of Lords, he arranged in it the barrels of gunpowder, which he covered over with firewood and coals and with iron bars to increase the force of the explosion.^ Owing to the fact of his being unknown in London , to his exceptional courage and coolness, and probably to his experience in the wars and at sieges, the actual accomplishment of the design was entrusted to Fawkes, and when the house adjoining the parliament house was hired in Percy's name, he took charge of it as Percy's servant , under the name of Johnson_ He acted as sentinel while the others worked at the mine in December 1604, probably directing their operations, and on the discovery of the adjoining cellar, situated immediately beneath the House of Lords, he arranged in it the barrels of gunpowder , which he covered over with firewood and coals and with iron bars to increase the force of the explosion.

^ The firing of the gunpowder was entrusted to Fawkes whose coolness and courage had been remarkable.
  • Fireworks UK: Guy Fawkes & Green Man 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.fireworks.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Guy Fawkes was caught guarding the barrels of gunpowder in a cellar below parliament.
  • Culture Lesson: Guy Fawkes Night | Learn English 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.ecenglish.com [Source type: General]

.When all was ready in May 1605 Fawkes was despatched to Flanders to acquaint Sir William Stanley, the betrayer of Deventer, and the intriguer Owen with the plot.^ He was then despatched to Flanders to presumably communicate the details of the plot to Stanley and Owen.
  • Guy Fawkes: A Biography 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.britannia.com [Source type: Original source]
  • The Gunpowder Plot Society 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.gunpowder-plot.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When all was ready in May 1605 Fawkes was despatched to Flanders to acquaint Sir William Stanley , the betrayer of Deventer , and the intriguer Owen with the plot.

^ Ordsall in 1605 was in possession of Sir John, the last Sir William, his grandfather, having died in 1568.

.He returned in August and brought fresh gunpowder into the cellars to replace any which might be spoilt by damp.^ He returned in August and brought fresh gunpowder into the cellars to replace any which might be spoilt by damp .

^ They moved the gunpowder into the cellar.

^ Guy Fawkes was an explosives expert who smuggled 1800 pounds of gunpowder into the cellar under the House of Lords.
  • Guy Fawkes Night – Neatorama 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

.A slow match was prepared which would give him a quarter of an hour in which to escape from the explosion.^ A slow match was prepared which would give him a quarter of an hour in which to escape from the explosion.

^ That would allow him enough time to escape from the building.
  • Remembering Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.mildenhall.af.mil [Source type: General]

^ In my youth - not that long ago, thank you - boys and girls would spend hours preparing their guys.
  • Guy Fawkes: QUENTIN LETTS'S nostalgia for the fantastic Bonfire Night effigies of yesteryear | Mail Online 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

.On Saturday, the 26th of October, Lord Monteagle (q.v.^ On the night of October 26, an anonymous letter was delivered to a Catholic Peer, Lord Monteagle.
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^ The plan went awry, however, by way of a myserious letter received by Lord Monteagle on October 26th (10 days prior to the opening of Parliament).
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^ On the 26th of October 1605, ten days before Parliament was due to it, an unknown messenger delivered a letter to William Parker Lord Monteagle at his house in Hoxton, outside London.

) received the mysterious letter which revealed the conspiracy and of which the conspirators received information the following day. .They, nevertheless, after some hesitation, hoping that the government would despise the warning, determined to proceed with their plans, and were encouraged in their resolution by Fawkes, who visited the cellar on the 30th and reported that nothing had been moved or touched.^ They, nevertheless, after some hesitation, hoping that the government would despise the warning, determined to proceed with their plans, and were encouraged in their resolution by Fawkes, who visited the cellar on the 30th and reported that nothing had been moved or touched.

^ However, the plan leaked and Guy Fawkes was caught red-handed in the cellars, following which he was tortured and eventually executed.
  • Guy Fawkes London – History of the Gunpowder Plot, London Fireworks Displays 2009 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.viewlondon.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At some point the Guy would burn, and I doubt many kids actually thought of what they were doing there burning an effigy of a man who’s been dead for a few hudred years.
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.He returned accordingly to his lonely and perilous vigil on the 4th of November.^ He returned accordingly to his lonely and perilous vigil on the 4th of November.

.On that day the earl of Suffolk, as lord chamberlain, visited the vault, accompanied by Monteagle, remarked the quantity of faggots, and asked Fawkes, now described as "a very tall and desperate fellow," who it was that rented the cellar.^ Described as a very tall and desperate fellow, he gave his name as John Johnson.
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^ Modern day Lord Guy Fawkes?
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^ On that day the earl of Suffolk , as lord chamberlain , visited the vault , accompanied by Monteagle, remarked the quantity of faggots, and asked Fawkes, now described as "a very tall and desperate fellow," who it was that rented the cellar.

.Percy's name, which Fawkes gave, aroused fresh suspicions and they retired to inform the king.^ Percy's name, which Fawkes gave, aroused fresh suspicions and they retired to inform the king.

^ Consequently, the King’s men began their torture of Fawkes, and after two days he confessed his real name, the nature of the plot and the names of his fellow conspirators.
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^ Fawkes did not talk but gave only the name of John Johnson, servant to Thomas Percy King James I asked: "Why would you have fired the powder?"
  • The Guy Fawkes Bonfire 2002 :: Who Is Guy Fawkes :: Part 1 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.lexi.net [Source type: Original source]

.At about ten o' clock Robert Keyes brought Fawkes from Percy a watch, that he might know how the anxious hours were passing, and very shortly afterwards he was arrested, and the gunpowder discovered, by Thomas Knyvett, a Westminster magistrate.^ At about ten o' clock Robert Keyes brought Fawkes from Percy a watch , that he might know how the anxious hours were passing, and very shortly afterwards he was arrested, and the gunpowder discovered, by Thomas Knyvett, a Westminster magistrate .

^ But the plot was discovered, and Fawkes was arrested (Nov.
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^ That night, Fawkes was on guard at ten o' clock when Robert Keyes brings him the Watch given by to him by Percy.
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.Fawkes was brought into the king's bedchamber, where the ministers had hastily assembled, at one o'clock.^ Fawkes was brought into the king's bedchamber, where the ministers had hastily assembled, at one o'clock in the morning.
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^ Fawkes was brought into the king's bedchamber, where the ministers had hastily assembled, at one o'clock.

^ As a soldier who went to war in the Netherlands , Fawkes was noted for bravery; he was one of the last to hear of the plot, and rushed into it before knowing the details.
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He maintained an attitude of defiance and of "Roman resolution," smiled scornfully at his questioners, making no secret of his intentions, replied to the king, who asked why he would kill him, that the pope had excommunicated him, that "dangerous diseases require a desperate remedy," adding fiercely to the Scottish courtiers who surrounded him that "one of his objects was to blow back the Scots into Scotland." His only regret was the failure of the scheme. "He carrieth himself," writes Salisbury to Sir Charles Cornwallis, ambassador at Madrid, "without any feare or perturbation ...; under all this action he is noe more dismayed, nay scarce any more troubled than if he was taken for a poor robbery upon the highway," declaring "that he is ready to die, and rather wisheth 10,000 deaths, than willingly to accuse his master or any other." He refused stubbornly on the following days to give information concerning his accomplices; on the 8th he gave a narrative of the plot, but it was not till the 9th, when the fugitive conspirators had been taken at Holbeche, that torture could wring from him their names. .His imperfect signature to his confession of this date, consisting only of his Christian name and written in a faint and trembling hand, is probably a ghastly testimony to the severity of the torture ("per grad us ad ima") which James had ordered to be applied if he would not otherwise confess and the "gentler tortures" were unavailing, - a horrible practice unrecognized by the law of England, but usually employed and justified at this time in cases of treason to obtain information.^ His imperfect signature to his confession of this date, consisting only of his Christian name and written in a faint and trembling hand, is probably a ghastly testimony to the severity of the torture ( "per grad us ad ima" ) which James had ordered to be applied if he would not otherwise confess and the "gentler tortures" were unavailing, - a horrible practice unrecognized by the law of England, but usually employed and justified at this time in cases of treason to obtain information.

^ King James indicated in a letter of 6 November that "The gentler tortours are to be first used unto him, et sic per gradus ad mia tenditur [and so by degrees proceeding to the worst], and so God speed your goode worke", as it [torture] was contrary to English common law, unless authorised by the King or Privy Council.
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^ The object of The Gunpowder Plot was to blow up English Parliament along with the ruling monarch, King James I. It was hoped that such a disaster would initiate a great uprising of English Catholics, who were distressed by the increased severity of penal laws against the practice of their religion.
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.He was tried, together with the two Winters, John Grant, Ambrose Rokewood, Robert Keyes and Thomas Bates, before a special commission in Westminster Hall on the 27th of January 1606. In this case there could be no defence and he was found guilty.^ Tried and found guilty before a special commission (Jan.
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^ Digby, Robert Wintour, Bates and Grant were executed on January 30th 1606.
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^ Together with them he was hanged in January 1606.
  • Firework Displays Wimbledon, London, Wandsworth, Kingston 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.wimbledonvisitor.com [Source type: General]

.He suffered death in company with Thomas Winter, Rokewood and Keyes on the 31st, being drawn on a hurdle from the Tower to the Parliament House, opposite which he was executed.^ He suffered death in company with Thomas Winter, Rokewood and Keyes on the 31st, being drawn on a hurdle from the Tower to the Parliament House, opposite which he was executed.

^ Tower Hamlets Council in east London has chosen an alternative theme for fireworks night - traditionally based on the attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
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^ Those that were found were held until 31st January 1606 when they were put on trial and charged with treason, punishable by being hung, drawn and quartered.
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.He made a short speech on the scaffold, expressing his repentance, and mounted the ladder last and with assistance, being weak from torture and illness.^ He made a short speech on the scaffold , expressing his repentance, and mounted the ladder last and with assistance, being weak from torture and illness.

^ His body being weak with the torture and sickness, he was scarce able to go up the ladder, yet with much ado, by the help of the hangman, went high enough to break his neck by the fall.
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^ Upon being captured Fawkes was tortured and lasted three days before denouncing his friends, many of whom were already dead.
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.The usual barbarities practised upon him after he had been cut down from the gallows were inflicted on a body from which all life had already fled.^ The usual barbarities practised upon him after he had been cut down from the gallows were inflicted on a body from which all life had already fled.

^ It was even less fun for a priest to be hanged, cut down before he was dead, and have his bowels drawn out in front of him, just for saying Mass.
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^ That part of his revenge was the chaos and rioting and looting inflicted upon them for what they did to him.
  • Matthew Yglesias (November 06, 2007) - Remember, Remember The Fifth of November 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC matthewyglesias.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

Bibliography. - HiSt. .of England, by S. R. Gardiner, vol.^ England, by S. R. Gardiner , vol.

i.; and the same author's .What Gunpowder Plot was (1897); What was the Gunpowder Plot? by J. Gerard (1897);(1897); The Gunpowder Plot, by D. Jardine (1857); Calendar of State Pap.^ The real target of the gunpowder plot was King James I who was due to attend the State Opening of Parliament that day.
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^ Father Gerard speaks of Thomas Percy, Cecils agent in the Gunpowder Plot, as a tame duck employed to catch the wild ones.
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^ J. Gerard (1897); (1897); The Gunpowder Plot, by D. Jardine (1857); Calendar of State Pap.

Dom. .1603-1610; State Trials,
vol.^ State Trials , vol.

ii.; Archaeologia, xii. 200; R. Winwood's Memorials; Notes and Queries, vi. ser. vii. 233, viii. .136; The Fawkeses of York in the 16th Century, by R. Davies (1850); Dict.^ The Fawkeses of York in the 16th Century, by R. Davies (1850); Dict.

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and authorities cited there. .The official account (untrustworthy in details) is the True and Perfect Relation of the Whole Proceedings against the late most Barbarous Traitors (1606), reprinted by Bishop Barlow of Lincoln as The Gunpowder Treason (1679).^ The most widely and well regarded source of details of the plot are contained within the account known as the “The Kings Book - A True and Perfect Relation of the Whole Proceedings Against the Late Most Barbarous Traitors” or “How I got those bastards”.
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^ The official account (untrustworthy in details) is the True and Perfect Relation of the Whole Proceedings against the late most Barbarous Traitors (1606), reprinted by Bishop Barlow of Lincoln as The Gunpowder Treason (1679).

^ Schoolchildren make effigies of Fawkes and learn rhymes about him, most notably “Remember, Remember.” It begins: Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot.
  • On This Day: Guy Fawkes Caught; Gunpowder Plot Foiled 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.findingdulcinea.com [Source type: News]

.See also Gunpowder Plot.^ Remember remember the 5th of November Gunpowder, treason and plot, I see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot’.
  • mental_floss Blog » The Quick 10: Happy Belated Guy Fawkes Day! 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: General]

^ Remember, remember The 5th of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot, For I see no reason, Why gunpowder and treason Should ever be forgot.
  • Firework Displays Wimbledon, London, Wandsworth, Kingston 10 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.wimbledonvisitor.com [Source type: General]

^ Remember,remember The 5th of November Is gunpowder treason and plot I see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot* .
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.The lantern said to be Guy Fawkes's is in the Bodleian library at Oxford.^ The lantern said to be Guy Fawkes's is in the Bodleian library at Oxford .

^ The lantern Guy Fawkes carried in 1605 is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
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^ The Bodleian Library, the first public library in Europe, opens in Oxford, England 1602 The Dutch East India Company is founded.
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Simple English

Guy Fawkes (13 April 157031 January 1606) sometimes known as Guido Fawkes, was a member of a group of Roman Catholic revolutionaries from England who planned to carry out the Gunpowder Plot.

Guy Fawkes's fame is celebrated in the UK on November 5, every year, during the Guy Fawkes Night festival. This is when people build large bonfires, light fireworks, and burn figures of Fawkes (known as 'the guy').

=Literature

= There are many places to find Fawkes in popular literature. Here are some important examples, listed in chronological order.

  • 1842: William Harrison Ainsworth - Guy Fawkes: A Historical Romance, is a historical novel which portrays Fawkes, and Catholic refusal to co-operate in general, favorably and begins to challenge the official version of the plot, one of the first to do so.[1]
  • 1847: Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre, Jane is compared to Guy Fawkes, by Abbot, with the line "a sort of infantine Guy Fawkes" because she looked like she was constantly inventing wicked plots. Brontë, like Fawkes, was from Yorkshire.[2]
  • 1850: Charles Dickens - David Copperfield, for Peggotty to find money for Saturday's expenses, she "had to prepare a long and elaborate scheme, a very Gunpowder Plot...", a directly reference to the Plot of Fawkes.[3]
  • 1886: Herman Melville - Billy Budd, the novella mentions Fawkes in the passage "The Pharisee is the Guy Fawkes prowling in the hid chambers underlying the Claggarts".[4]
  • 1925: T. S. Eliot - The Hollow Men, the epigraph of the Nobel Prize winning poem directly refers to Fawkes, "A penny for the Old Guy".[5]
  • 1953: Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451, the protagonist of the novel is named Guy Montag, after Guy Fawkes and the Montag Paper Company. In the story, the character plans to start burning firemen's houses in order to challenge the government.[6]
  • 1982: Alan Moore - V for Vendetta, the dystopian graphic novel of a fascist Britain is influenced by the story of Fawkes. The main character, V, wears a Guy Fawkes mask.
  • 1998: J. K. Rowling - Chamber of Secrets, the Harry Potter series school headmaster Dumbledore's phoenix is named Fawkes after Guy Fawkes.[7]

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