03 Nov '12, 4am

Exploding the legend

Exploding the legend

Ask most children what 5th November is and they would tell you that it is Guy Fawkes night when they let off fireworks and have a bonfire, some might know it’s celebrating a night in 1605 when Catholics in England expecting the new Stuart King – James to be more tolerant of them had decided to kill him. Their hopes were dashed when he had proved to be the opposite and had ordered all Catholic priests to leave England. T his so angered some Catholics that they decided to remove James and put his daughter Elizabeth on the throne ensuring that she was a Catholic. This led to a plot to assassinate the king of England, but as we shall see it would devastate a sizeable area of Westminster and also kill everyone sitting in the Houses of Parliament at the same time as the James opened Parliament on 5th November, 1605. Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators had rented out a house n...

Full article: http://www.cabbieblog.com/blog/2012/11/02/exploding-the-l...

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