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He was a Roman Catholic Revolutionary involved in the failed 1605 Gunpowder Plot against King James I if England for which he was drawn, quartered and hung.. Guy (or Guido) F…awkes was a soldier in Catholic Spain's Army. He is mostly known for his famous Gunpowder Plot against Parliament on 5th November 1605. The authorities were given a letter by an anonymous person who told them about the plot and caught Guy Fawkes. Guy died on 31st January 1606 by hanging.
Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament by sneaking in lots of gunpowder That's how you put it basically. Guy Fawkes wanted to practise Roman Catholic procedures… but wasn't allowed under King James VI rule. So to try and "teach them a lesson" he decided, along with others, to blow up all the government officials, King James and his family. All of these people would be in the House of Parliament on the 5th of November for the legislature ( to change the laws that need to be changed) and they thought that day would be perfect. They piled ten tons of gunpowder into the cellar of the House Of Parliament. Unfortunately, they had sent an anonymous letter to a old friend, Lord Monteagle, telling him to stay away from the House of Parliament on the 5th of November. Lord Monteagle became suspicious and handed the note to the police. They decided to do a full search of the building and in the early morning of the 5th of November, they discovered all the gunpowder. So they didn't alert the conspirators, they left all the gunpowder there and waited for a conspirator to go down there so then they could find out who was behind it and what they were planning to do. Guy Fawkes was the caught as he was about to light the gunpowder. they arrested him and discovered nearly all the other conspirators. Only one man escaped and was never found. Those that were found were held until 31st January 1606 when they were put on trial and charged with treason, punishable by being hung, drawn and quartered. Meaning that they were hung until the were dead then they pulled out their entrails before slicing their bodies into quarters often to be sent to the four corners of the land as examples with the head displayed locally. Guy Fawkes day is now celebrated every year on the 5th of November by many fireworks being lit. It is mainly only celebrated in British countries or countries recently become independent from Britain for example Australia and New Zealand. He is a man who tried to blow up parliament in 1605 on the 5th of November, he almost succeeded but the morning he was going to do it he was caught. He was hung early the next year. Guy Forks day is celebrated in different parts of the world on the 5th of November every year. The film 'V for Vendetta' is based on this. Good film!
He planned to blow up the house Parliament.
He attempted to blow up the houses of parliament with a massive amount of gunpowder hidden in the cellars. He was caught just as he was about to light the fuse. He was a catho…lic, and was trying to assassinate the king - who was a protestant.
Shortly after James I became king of England a group of Catholics formed a society that believe violent action must be taken against the crown. The leader of this group was n…amed Robert Catesby. As Catholics they faced great religious persecution under the crown and felt that in order for this to be rectified they must peruse violent actions. They created a plan to blow up parliament, in the explosion the king would be killed as well as many members of parliament and the royal family. However as the plan developed many of the conspirators grew a conscience, one even warned one of his friends in the Parliament. The warning reached the King and the King planned to catch the conspirators. On November 5th, 1605 Guy Fawkes, one of the Conspirators was under the House of Lords with 36 barrels of gunpowder. He was caught by the royal guard, arrested, tortured and executed. November 5th to this day is a holiday in the UK.
Guy Fawkes and other tried to blow up Parliament with gunpowder. In those days, punishments for many crimes were very harsh.
he did for a living was planning a gunpowder plot
Guy Fawkes was apart of the Gunpowder Plot (the plot to kill King James I), but the plot failed, so he did not kill the king.
as we have researched guy Fawkes didnt actually do anything all he did was sit in the grand opening with a load of gunpowder but really he was passing the grand opening whe …he was found guilty.
Most British people know that the Gunpowder Plot was simply to get rid of the Protestant king (who disliked Catholics). James I was simply another Protestant monarch to get ri…d of. Guy Fawkes was smuggled back to Britain from Spain to help with the plot, since he was...um...an explosives expert. Most historians believe, though, that the plotters were encouraged by spies and the plot was all a trick.
Guy Fawkes, despite the obvious was a strong believer in his Catholic Faith and within the people he trusted. He died when executed for trying to blow up Parliment on 5th No…vember 1603. But died without naming any of the consiperators within the plot. A trustworthy person.
He followed a military career
he kept watch and also lit the fuse.
Because he tried to blow up parliament and the king
try to blow up the parliament
He tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament but was caught and burned at the stake.