Saturday, 6 November 2010

Remember, remember, the 5th of November

5 November 1605 Guy Fawkes along with a group of 12 more young men conspired to blow up the House of Lords in London and kill king James. However information leaked, and the King's soldiers stopped the plot. It was done in a protest against a government, that was not functioning properly for its people, for this Guy Fawkes is regarded as a kind of hero in many circles. Jokingly he is referred to as the only one to enter the house of parliament with honest intentions. It is now one day too late to celebrate Guy Fawkes night, but still...

"Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot."

On the album the Queen is dead by The Smiths there is an engraving on the original vinyl saying Guy Fawkes was a genious.

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