Who is he? (NSR)

Discussion in 'England' started by Chizzy, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    I heard that he tried to burn the Parliament.
     
  2. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    That he did and was hung, drawn and quartered for his efforts.
     
  3. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Sheffield Wednesday
    England
    Nov 7, 2001
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    Every 5th November his death is remembered .We call it "bonfire night" .
     
  4. Mobile

    Mobile New Member

    Jul 29, 2002
    Melbourne
    We celebrate by burning a few Catholics.
     
  5. Boro_lad

    Boro_lad New Member

    as a nice reminder never to even think about killing the monarch/governemnt....
     
  6. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    But you wouldn't get hung, drawn and quartered these days! Who's coming with me? ;)
     
  7. Milos

    Milos Member+

    Sep 6, 2003
    Iacon
    Club:
    Coventry City FC
    Down with the Government!

    Lets burn the Houses of Parliment down!
     
  8. Freddy Garcia Lives

    Feb 28, 2003
    Tumwater, WA
    Remember, remember the 5th of November
    with gun powder, treason, and plot
    We see no reason that gun powder treason
    should ever be forgot.

    What did those from England living stateside do to celebrate the 5th? My wife, son, and I had a couple of friends over, explained the holiday, and then lit some sparklers. To chicken to light any real fireworks living in a condo.
     
  9. Maczebus

    Maczebus New Member

    Jun 15, 2002
    He went to my little brother's school in York.
    To this day they refuse to burn and effigy of him atop their fire.
    Burning an 'old boy' just isn't right I suppose.
     
  10. Mobile

    Mobile New Member

    Jul 29, 2002
    Melbourne
    Do they burn anyone else instead?

    Conspiracy theorists still maintain that the whole affair was set up by agents provocateur in order to implicate Fawkes & Co and to allow the government to impose even more draconian restrictions on Catholics. Others say that's a load of bollocks.

    I do remember visiting the Tower of London as a kid and getting a book as a souvenir that contained - amongst other things - a picture of Fawkes' signature on his confession after he had been tortured.

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    Not surprisingly, he had a bit of trouble holding the pen steady.
     

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