Friday, November 05, 2010

Remember Remember the Fifth of November

Remember Remember the Fifth of November rhyme: "Words of 'Remember Remember' refer to Guy Fawkes with origins in 17th century English history. On the 5th November 1605 Guy Fawkes was caught in the cellars of the Houses of Parliament with several dozen barrels of gunpowder. Guy Fawkes was subsequently tried as a traitor with his co-conspirators for plotting against the government. He was tried by Judge Popham who came to London specifically for the trial from his country manor Littlecote House in Hungerford, Gloucestershire. Fawkes was sentenced to death and the form of the execution was one of the most horrendous ever practised (hung ,drawn and quartered) which reflected the serious nature of the crime of treason."

1 comment:

Steve M said...

And is celebrated every year with effigies burnt on bonfires all around the country whilst fireworks fill the skies, beers is consumed and food devoured.

Our fireworks are sitting here waiting for darkness :-)