5th November 2021 by

Guy Fawkes’ night

Guy Fawkes Night, held every year on the November 5, marks the anniversary of the discovery of a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill King James I in London in 1605. Guy Fawkes (also known as Guido Fawkes while fighting for the Spanish) and his band of catholic conspirators were discovered and eventually executed and tried for treason.

The Gunpowder Plot was stopped because of an anonymous letter sent to a member of parliament. It is thought that Francis Tresham was almost certainly the man who betrayed the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

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