Articles Tagged 'Guy Fawkes'

“Game of Thrones” Kit Harington  arrives for the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.  / AFP / Robyn Beck

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Is in Talks to Play Guy Fawkes

It looks like Kit Harington is swapping the schemes and plots of Westeros for a real-life attempt on the throne. Deadline is reporting that the Game of Thrones star is set to play British radical Guy Fawkes in Gunpowder, a three-part TV miniseries about the 1605 Gunpowder Plot. As the history buffs among you will know, Fawkes […]

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Five Things You May Not Know About Guy Fawkes

Today is November 5, the day the British commemorate an attempt by a group of Catholic dissidents to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. They do this by standing around a bonfire and burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes, the man whose job it was to light the fuse on the barrels of […]

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WATCH: Who Was Guy Fawkes?

Remember, remember the 5th of November: Guy Fawkes is one of Britain’s most infamous figures, and, every November 5, Britain celebrates the foiling of this terrorist’s 17th century Gunpowder Plot with an annual night of carousing, fireworks, and family-friendly fun. Who’s the man behind the mask made famous in Alan Moore and David Lloyd‘s V […]

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The Brit List: Five British Holidays Americans May Not Know About

Greetings from Britfordshire, and a happy Thanksgiving to one and all! Is that right? Is that how you say it? Just “happy Thanksgiving”? I don’t need to apply a special holidays capital H or put on a Pilgrim hat or something? It’s just that other people’s traditions and public occasions can sometimes be a little […]