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Articles Tagged 'Bonfire Night'


5 Films to Watch on Bonfire Night

“Remember, remember, the 5th of November; Gunpowder, treason and plot; I see no reason why gunpowder, treason; should ever be forgot.” This English folk verse is chanted as a reminder of the unsuccessful attempt on King James I‘s life by a group of disaffected Catholics in 1605, reports BBC History. The Gunpowder Plot was foiled when Guy 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 […]


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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Bonfire Night – American Style

One thing that’s pretty weird here is November 5th. It comes around every year with not a peep about Guy Fawkes, bonfires and fireworks, except between expat Brits. When you’re brought up with something that’s a pretty big annual event, and all of a sudden it vanishes, it can knock you off kilter somewhat. A […]