|Title:||Remember, Remember the Fifth of November|
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|Publisher:||Profile Books Ltd; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition (October 19, 2006)|
On the night of 5 November 1605, an English Catholic, Guy Fawkes, was discovered in a store room underneath the Palace of Westminster. The store room contained no less than thirty six barrels of gunpowder and Mr Fawkes was carrying the fuse. Had he succeeded in his mission, it is estimated that an area of London at least five hundred yards across would have been obliterated. The King and his family and just about the entire nobility would have died
James Sharpe examines the fateful night of 5 November, 1605 and the tangled web of religion and politics which gave rise to the plot. He uncovers how celebration of the event, and of Guy Fawkes, the one gunpowder plotter everyone remembers, has changed over the centuries. Today, although most of the religious connotations have long been ignored, the bonfires remain.
James Sharpe examines the fateful night of 5 November, 1605 and the tangled web of religion and politics which gave rise to the plot. A Dictionary of English folklore.
On November the fifth in 1605, Guy Fawkes was part of the failed Gunpowder Plot. It was a plan to assassinate King James I and replace him with a Catholic monarch by blowing up the Houses of Parliament in London, England. Guy Fawkes was tasked with guarding the explosives. In the early hours of November the fifth, he was found, questioned, and eventually hanged for treason. Since then, November the fifth has turned into a night of celebration. Also known as Bonfire Night, or Fireworks Night, it is celebrated by having a bonfire or fireworks, and often by burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes
Published in UK as Remember, Remember the Fifth of November: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot (2005), and in the US as Remember, Remember: A Cultural History of Guy Fawkes Day (2005). Why has the memory of this act of treason and terrorism persisted for 400 years? In Remember, Remember James Sharpe takes us back to 1605 and teases apart the tangled web of religion and politics that gave rise to the plot. And, with considerable wit, he shows how celebration of that fateful night, and the representation of Guy Fawkes, has changed over the centuries. James Sharpe's colorfully told story has wide implications. The plot of 1605 has powerful resonances today, in a time of heightened concern about ideological conflict, religious fanaticism, and terrorism.
Guy Fawkes is amongst the most celebrated figures in English history and Bonfire Night is a remarkably long lived and very English tradition.
Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! Guy Fawkes and his companions Did the scheme contrive, To blow the King and Parliament All up alive. Threescore barrels, laid below, To prove old England's overthrow
Remember, Remember book. But why every November do we still mark a planned act of treason and terrorism that was defeated 400 years ago? J. Books.