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:
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.
November 5th 1605