Friday, 4 November 2016

Who was Guy Fawkes and where can you see the best firework displays?

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November 5th is the day when Britons everywhere set fire to things and let things off. But Why?

November 5th - Which is this year falls on a Saturday - honour the failure of the November 1605 Gunpowder Plot by a gang of Roman Catholic activists led by Warwickshire-born Robert Catesby. When Protestant King James I acceded to the throne, English Catholics had hoped that the persecution they had felt for over 45 years under Queen Elizabeth I would finally end, and they would be granted the freedom to practice their religion.

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