The best of plots always start in a pub !
For our overseas visitors:
I am sitting here in England tonight (5/11) listening to all the fireworks being let off where I live. Tomorrow is the weekend, and many areas will celebrate Guy Fawkes night by having big firework and bonfire displays. It is a special event celebrated by the English only for centuries.
Enjoy the videos explaining why November 5th is a very special night for us.
London, November 5th 1605 – the gunpowder plot.
How very true – judging by the ‘lot’ we have supposedly representing us in Parliament today, Guy Fawkes is often toasted as:
England: 1604 – The Last Man To Enter Parliament With Honest Intentions.
Many would say that sadly it all went wrong; and that English history changed as a result.
As the English say – “remember, remember, the 5th of November – a gunpowder treason and plot; there is no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot”.
Why ? – to celebrate the ‘Gunpowder plot’ – or ‘Guy Fawkes night’.
The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in earlier centuries often called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason, was a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England and VI of Scotland by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby.
The plan was to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of England’s Parliament on 5 November 1605, as the prelude to a popular revolt in the Midlands during which James’s nine-year-old daughter, Princess Elizabeth, was to be installed as the Catholic head of state.
Guy Fawkes, who had 10 years of military experience fighting in the Spanish Netherlands in suppression of the Dutch Revolt, was given charge of the explosives.
November 5th 1605