Guy Fawkes Night

Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot… Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes, Plot Night. Whatever you call it, us Brits love to celebrate the 5th of November with a big fire, lots of loud sparkly things, some pie and peas and toffee apples. On the 5th of November, 1605 a man named Guy Fawkes and 12 other Catholic conspirators tried to blow up Parliament and kill the King. They failed. The tradition of a bonfire actually began the same night of the foiled gunpowder plot. When the people of London learnt that their King had had an attempt … Continue reading Guy Fawkes Night