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Fawkes

Guy. 1570--1606, English conspirator, executed for his part in the Gunpowder Plot to blow up King James I and the Houses of Parliament (1605). Effigies of him (guys) are burnt in Britain on Guy Fawkes Day (Nov. 5)
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Fiscal depute Tom Bowman said a heavily intoxicated Fawkes was taken to A&E by ambulance, arriving at around 3.
The last time I thought about it was when I had a business lunch in York at the Guy Fawkes Inn, the house where he was born.
Fawkes was arrested and a dozen co-conspirators, including Thomas Percy, immediately fled.
Fawkes was a member of a local group of Roman Catholic activists led by Robert Catesby who planned to blow up the Protestant-controlled House of Parliament in London in the 1600s.
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The light from its flickering candle must have illuminated the barrels of gunpowder with which the Roman Catholic conspirators (among them Fawkes, Robert Catesby, Robert and Thomas Wintour, John Wright and Thomas Percy, a distant relative of the 9th Earl of Northumberland) planned to blow up James I, the Protestant king of England, and his government.
Fawkes told king only was the did work In the disarray that followed the blast, English Catholics would leap into action and install James's daughter, the nine-year-old Princess Elizabeth, upon the throne as the puppet of a Catholic government.
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It's called the Gunpowder Plot, |and bonfires are lit to burn the "Guy" - a 'dummy' that represents Fawkes.
Encourage children to dress up and make their own Guy Fawkes masks.
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