Guy Fawkes


Fawkes Guy, was one of the greatest conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot. Fawkes, pronounced fawks Guy, English conspirator, born in York. A protestant by birth, he became a Roman Catholic after the marriage of his widowed mother to a man of Catholic background and sympathies(Miller 578). In 1593 he enlisted in the Spanish Army in Flanders and in 1596 participated in the capture of the city of Calais by the Spanish in their war with Henry IV of France. He became implicated with Thomas Winter and others in the Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament as protest against the anti-Roman Catholic laws.
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Archbishop of York. On his mother’s side, he was descended from the Harrington family who were eminent merchants and Alderman of York.
In 1605, (also known as Guido), and a group of conspirators attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament to kill the King, James I and the entire Parliament. The conspirators were angered because King James had been exiling Jesuits from England. The plotters wanted to wrest power away from the king and return the country to the Catholic faith. Today, they would be known as extremists. However, in an attempt to protect a friend in the House of Lords, one of the group members sent an anonymous letter warning his friend to stay away from the parliament.
The warning letter reached the king, and the conspirators were caught, tortured and executed. and his friends had rolled 36 barrels of gunpowder into the cellar and covered them with faggots under the House of parliament(Encyclopedia Americana 91). These days Day is also known as Bonfire Night. The ...

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