Guy Fawkes Night on November 5th is an annual celebration observed in Britain to commemorate the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot -when 13 conspirators planned to blow up Parliament on 5 November 1605 and kill King 

A quick reminder about those Guy Fawkes masks Occupiers are fond of wearing.

Guy Fawkes Night on November 5th is an annual celebration observed in Britain to commemorate the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot -when 13 conspirators planned to blow up Parliament on 5 November 1605 and kill King 

While you're chanting "remember, remember, the fifth of November," here's a few things to know about the history of November 5, and of Guy Fawkes.

The word "guy," as used today to indicate a "man, fellow, person, individual, creature," didn't exist in 1605. In fact, even the name Guy, a name with Norman French origins given to poor Guy Fawkes by his parents in 1570, was 


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