Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Remember, remember, the fifth of November

Today is Guy Fawkes Day, or the Gunpowder Plot Day.  On November 5, 1605, a group led by Robert Catesby tried to blow up the House of Lords in a failed effort to assassinate King James VI. The conspirator most closely associated with the plot was Guy Fawkes who had the task of lighting the fuse to the explosives.  Guy Fawkes is often toasted as "the last man to enter Parliament with honest intentions."

Over the last 409 years, Guy Fawkes has worked his way into popular culture. The main character in V for Vendetta who wears a Guy Fawkes mask.  Dumbledore's phoenix was named Fawkes.

Indulge your inner rebel today as you remember, remember the fifth of November.  


Callie James said...

V is one of my favorite characters. Thanks for the reminder! :)

Louisa Cornell said...

I love that movie!! When we lived in England we attended a number of Guy Fawkes bonfires. I don't know about now, but it was a very big deal in the little village where we lived in the early 1970's.

Writers are the ultimate rebels. We rebel against reality and create our own worlds!