Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot…
I LOVE Guy Fawkes night. It’s a patriotic display of the consequences of stupid actions. In this case: If you try to blow up the House of Parliament and kill the King, you will be hung, drawn and quartered and people will jeer at, and burn, your effigy for 400 years while celebrating the continuation of the Protestant monarchy.
For those of you who don’t know, Guy Fawkes unsuccessfully tried to blow up the British House of Parliament and King James I in 1605 in the Gunpowder Plot in an attempt to restore the throne to a Catholic monarch. Of course, most people forget the majority of this and just like to let off fireworks and behave like lunatics.