Sunday, November 05, 2006


Here, in England, it's Bonfire Night - and it's noisy! Every dog in England is barking like crazy I should think because of all the fireworks!

Guy Fawkes, also known as Guido Fawkes, was an English soldier and member of a group of Roman Catholics who, on 5th November 1605, decided they would try and assassinate the Protestant Kings James I and all the members of the Houses of Parliament by blowing up Westminster Palace.

Before he was able to do this the plan was found out and following a severe interrogation involving the use of torture and a trial Guy Fawkes and his conspirators were executed for treason and attempted murder.

Guy Fawkes' failure is remembered with Guy Fawkes Night (also known as Bonfire Night) November 5th each year ( .... although every juvenile delinquent in the country will delight in disturbing their local neighbourhoods for the next 2 or 3 weeks by letting off bangers!)

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