And since then, for most of us, Guy Fawkes
has been no more than an old stuffed suit, bunged on to a bonfire.
Of course, fans of fancy dress aren't limited to historical outfits for Guy Fawkes
Though the message behind Guy Fawkes
Day has greatly evolved over the years, many still remember and commemorate its original history.
Every year, the Edenbridge Bonfire Society chooses a different 'celebrity hate figure' to take the place of the traditional Guy Fawkes
He told how Guy Fawkes
knew what was coming as a punishment - being hanged, drawn and quartered.
was found in the cellar under the House of Lords with all the barrels of gunpowder when the authorities stormed it in the early hours of November 5.
However, councillors in the borough of Southwark in South London think it's time Guy Fawkes
Night was forgot.
As it turned out, they set me the task of changing my name to Guy Fawkes
and I rose to the challenge.
IT marks the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot on November 5, 1605, in which 13 Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes
, tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
At Dunchurch, near Rugby, in Warwickshire is Guy Fawkes
House, a fascinating house, named for its place in British history.
Remember, Remember: A Cultural History of Guy Fawkes
Day, by James Sharpe.
I've been asking myself this burning question all week after the whizz-bang aerial bombardment of Guy Fawkes
Night last Sunday.