Remember Remember The History of November 5 th

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Remember, Remember The History of November 5 th

Remember, Remember The History of November 5 th

Known as… • Guy Fawkes Night • Guy Fawkes Day • Bonfire Night •

Known as… • Guy Fawkes Night • Guy Fawkes Day • Bonfire Night • Fireworks Night

Celebrated with… • Fireworks

Celebrated with… • Fireworks

Celebrated with… • Sparklers

Celebrated with… • Sparklers

Celebrated with… • Bonfires

Celebrated with… • Bonfires

Celebrated with… • Toffee Apples

Celebrated with… • Toffee Apples

Celebrated with… • Treacle Toffee

Celebrated with… • Treacle Toffee

Celebrated with… • Parkin Cake

Celebrated with… • Parkin Cake

Celebrated with… • Toasted Marshmallows

Celebrated with… • Toasted Marshmallows

What’s the story behind Guy Fawkes Night? • Why do we have bonfires and

What’s the story behind Guy Fawkes Night? • Why do we have bonfires and fireworks and parties on November 5 th? • What was the Gunpowder Plot? • How was Guy Fawkes involved?

The Traditional Rhyme Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,

The Traditional Rhyme Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.

The Traditional Rhyme Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent to blow up King and Parliament.

The Traditional Rhyme Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent to blow up King and Parliament. Three-score barrels of powder below to prove old England's overthrow; By God's providence he was catch'd with a dark lantern and burning match. Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring. Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!

The Gunpowder Plot (1605) • Blow up the Houses of Parliament while the King

The Gunpowder Plot (1605) • Blow up the Houses of Parliament while the King and Parliament were there!

The Plotters • Rich, educated men

The Plotters • Rich, educated men

The Plotters • Guy Fawkes

The Plotters • Guy Fawkes

Their Reason • Political, religious conflict

Their Reason • Political, religious conflict

Their Reason • Political, religious conflict

Their Reason • Political, religious conflict

Their Reason • Political, religious conflict

Their Reason • Political, religious conflict

Did the plot succeed?

Did the plot succeed?

Did the plot succeed?

Did the plot succeed?

Did the plot succeed?

Did the plot succeed?

Since then… • Before the State opening of Parliament, the cellars of the Lords

Since then… • Before the State opening of Parliament, the cellars of the Lords and Commons are searched by the Yeoman of the Guard. • Today officers from the metropolitan police join them.

Why do we still celebrate it today? • 5 Nov had to be celebrated

Why do we still celebrate it today? • 5 Nov had to be celebrated (an Act of Parliament from 1606 -1859) • Bonfires and fireworks were part of the earliest traditions • Today it’s an excuse for a party

For Discussion • What does your country celebrate with fireworks? • What do you

For Discussion • What does your country celebrate with fireworks? • What do you think of Guy Fawkes? Do you admire, pity and/or disapprove of him? • Is there a cause or belief you consider worth dying for? • How has the world changed since the Gunpowder Plot? How has it not changed?

What if the plot had succeeded? • We would have a different UK… •

What if the plot had succeeded? • We would have a different UK… • We might not have the King James Bible – a book that had a deep impact on English language and culture

Do you recognise these expressions? • The writing is on the wall • The

Do you recognise these expressions? • The writing is on the wall • The fly in the ointment • The salt of the earth • Scapegoat • Long suffering They are from the King James Bible