Remember, remember the fifth of
Gunpowder treason and plot
We see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
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In 1605, Guy Fawkes
(also known as Guido) and a group of conspirators
attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament to kill the
King, James I and the entire Parliament.
conspirators were angered because King James had been
exiling Jesuits from England. The plotters wanted to
wrest power away from the king and return the country
to the Catholic faith. Today, they would be known as
in an attempt to protect a friend in the House of
Lords, one of the group members sent an anonymous
letter warning his friend to stay away from the
warning letter reached the King, and the conspirators
were caught, tortured and executed. Guy Fawkes and
his friends had rolled 36 barrels of gunpowder under
the Houses of Parliament.
on 5 November 1982, a group of young English gentlemen (could
that be me on the extreme right?) celebrated the
Falklands' Victory and the sinking of the General Belgrano.
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