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Whilst you are enjoying the spectacular delights of fireworks this year, remember, remember the 5th November and where it all started…
‘Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot. We see no reason why Gunpowder treason should ever be forgot!’
In November 1605, the infamous Gunpowder Plot took place in which some Catholics plotted to blow up the English Parliament and King James I, on the day set for the king to open Parliament. The men were angry because the king had treated them badly and they didn’t like it.
The story is remembered each 5th November when ‘Guys’ are burned in celebration known as “Bonfire Night”
Date Created: 05/11/2015