bonfire night

“Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot.” I first became aware of Guy Fawkes while reading Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta, probably how many people outside of Great Britain became familiar with him. Guy Fawkes was one of many conspirators who sought to blow up the Houses of Parliament and was arrested on November 5, 1605. In commemoration of foiling the plot Great Britain started celebrating Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night. Earlier celebrations, and some current, involve burning effigies of disliked public figures. Though the years Bonfire…

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