GUY FAWKES NIGHT REMEMBER REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF
GUY FAWKES NIGHT REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER…
GUY FAWKES NIGHT – 5 TH NOVEMBER Annual commemoration of the failed gunpowder plot of 1605.
GUY FAWKES NIGHT – 5 TH NOVEMBER Celebrated mostly in the UK. Also in some commonwealth countries (former colonies of the British Empire)
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GUY FAWKES NIGHT – WHAT HAPPENED? 1605 Religion was a core part of life The majority of the British were Protestant, including the King, James I Catholics and other minority groups were frequently persecuted, mistreated and regarded as second class citizens
GUY FAWKES NIGHT – 5 TH NOVEMBER Led to a group creating a conspiracy to overthrow the King, and replace him with Catholic head of state. They wanted more religious tolerance
GUY FAWKES NIGHT – 5 TH NOVEMBER The plot was discovered when a letter was sent by an anonymous source. Security guards then discovered Guy Fawkes with barrels of gunpowder
GUY FAWKES NIGHT – 5 TH NOVEMBER Some members were caught during the pursuit and the survivors were arrested. They were found guilty in the trial and were hanged, drawn and quartered. (Image: National Geographic)
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GUY FAWKES NIGHT – AFTERMATH King James’ Council allowed bonfires to celebrate the King’s survival. This was an annual event and people used to celebrate in gardens.
GUY FAWKES NIGHT – 5 TH NOVEMBER Feelings changed 20 years later, when James’ son, Charles, married a Catholic (Henrietta Maria of France)
GUY FAWKES NIGHT – NURSERY RHYME Remember, remember, The Fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot; For I see no reason Why Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot
GUY FAWKES NIGHT - LEGACY Still commemorated to this day but it has a different relevance. It’s now celebrated as family event run by local organisations and charities. Now located usually in public areas. (Photo : Peterborough Today)
GUY FAWKES NIGHT - LEGACY Anti – establishment protests