So today is the fifth of November:
Remember, remember the fifth of november
Gunpowder, treason and plot
Today is indeed bonfire night, when we remember the foiling of the gunpowder plot in 1605. Guy Fawkes was caught red-handed trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament on the occasion of the State Opening of Parliament, when the King, Commons and Lords would all be in session. He and and his co-conspirators were tortured and then hung, drawn and quartered.
It is said that Fawkes was recruited for two reasons, he had explosives experience, and he was in poverty. So there we have it folks. Live a frugal life so you don’t end up in a badly planned plot to blow up the reigning monarch in a desperate attempt to get some cash together.
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