Guy Fawkes Day

Remember, Remember; the Fifth of November,Gunpowder, Treason and Plot. I see no reason why gunpowder, treason Should ever be forgot...

Today is the 400th anniversary of the plotto blow up parliament. The plot involved Thomas Bates, Guy Fawkes, Robert Wintour, Christopher Wright, John Wright, Thomas Percy, Robert Catesby and Thomas Wintour.

This would have been one of the biggest terrorist acts in history, as the building would have been destroyed taking a large chunk of London with it, the government and the monarchy. This is as parliament was prorogued until the 5th November, and on that day the monarch would be in attendance.

Guy Fawkes was the guy in charge of the explosives in the Gunpowder plot, he is the person most well known as he was discovered beneath parliament and tortured before being hung, drawn and quartered.

The plotters sought to redress the persecution of Catholics which was being present in 16th and 17th Century England.