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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!
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Who is Guy Fawkes?

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) Fawkes was a soldier in Catholic Spain's Army. He is mostly known for his famous Gunpowder Plot against Parliament on 5th Nove (MORE)

What did Guy Fawkes do?

COCAINE. ALso, he and a group of friends tried to blow up the UK Houses of Parliament in 1605 but he got caught and that is why we have bonfire night and burn a guy on the bonfire!

Was Guy Fawkes guilty?

Many people believe that Guy Fawkes was guilty but there is evidence to suggest that he was framed by the King's Advisor, Robert Cecil.

Was guy Fawkes set up?

yes Guy Fawkes was set up, as there was letters and messages being sent to the lord telling him that there was a plot to blow up the parlment but the letter was not approached or read after the arrival of the letter. Also why would guy fawkes be able to smuggle gun bowder barrels into the parliment. (MORE)

Is Guy Fawkes innocent?

some people think that king I's spy set the whole thing up to make James I liked more as no one liked him because he was from Scotland and as about 5% of Britain were catholic if he was seen to be horrible to them then the protestants will like him and see therm as the hero who fought the devil, on (MORE)

Is Guy Fawkes real?

yes, we have evidence because he signed his name in the baptismal register. , later in life he adopted the nickname Guido Fawkes.

How was Guy Fawkes executed?

Gur Fawkes was brought to trial on 27 January 1606 and sentenced to be executed by hanging. Four days later, on January 31, climbing up to the hanging platform, Fawkes deliberately leapt off the ladder, breaking his neck and dying instantly.

What did guy Fawkes do and why?

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 catholic, and was trying to assassinate the king - who was a protestant.

Why was guy Fawkes innocent?

Guy Fawkes was found underneath paliament with a large amount of gun powder, however, there was rumors that he had been sut up by the lords servant who had been a criminal but supposively turned over a new leaf.A mysterious letter was delivered by the servent tellin the lord that there was a plot to (MORE)

What are the origins of Guy Fawkes Day?

Guy Fawkes Day marks the downfall of the Gunpowder Plot of 5 November 1605, in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament, in London. Parliament later established November 5 as a national day of thanksgiving. Fireworks traditionally f (MORE)

Facts about guy Fawkes?

Born: 1570 in York. Yes, Guy Fawkes was a Yorkshireman. Baptised: 16th April 1570 at Saint Michael-le-Belfrey, York. Died: 31st Jan 1606 at Old Palace Yard, Westminster. Schooled: Saint Peter's in York. Fawkes left England in 1593 or 1594 for Flanders. He enlisted in the Spanish army under the Archd (MORE)

How do you make a Guy Fawkes?

Typically, you stuff old clothes with something flammable to make a man-like figure, such as straw or newspapers. (In the Paddington Bear stories, Paddington inadvertently used his neighbor's good suit, but since the effigy is burned, use clothing that you no longer want.) The head can be made of (MORE)

How old is Guy Fawkes?

Guy Fawkes was born on April 13, 1570 and died on January 31, 1606. Guy Fawkes would have been 35 years old at the time of death or 445 years old today.

What is the Guy Fawkes Poem?

The whole poem goes: . Remember, remember, the 5th of November The Gunpowder Treason and plot ; I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot. . Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'Twas his intent. To blow up the King and the Parliament. Three score barrels of powder below. Poor old England (MORE)

How did guy Fawkes died?

guy Fawkes died because he got hung by his hands in the tower of London and hung by his neck. then his head got chopped of and put on a spiked stick to warn others. Apparently Guy, the guy, actually killed himself by jumping from the gallows (the hanging platform) and breaking his neck before his (MORE)

What did Guy Fawkes do on 1605 and why?

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 named Robert Catesby. As Catholics they faced great religious persecution under the crown and felt that in order for this to (MORE)

Where was guy Fawkes when he got arrested?

guy Fawkes was in the celler but as time has gone by it has been proved that the celler was really an underground passage to a busy garden and that guy Fawkes wasnt actually arrested in the celler he was arrested outside it. also there was never an underground tunnel that linked to the house of Parl (MORE)

What is guy fawkes famous for?

Guy Fawkes was born in 1570 in York, England, and was a soldier. He fought for the Spanish in the low countries, and planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Did Guy Fawkes do it or not?

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.

Why did Guy Fawkes do what he did?

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.

Why did guy Fawkes parents name him guy Fawkes?

because in in tudor times that name was very popular Guy comes from the French language and it was obviously favoured by his parents. Fawkes is an old surname which is spelt quite a few ways, such as Folkes

Why did guy Fawkes do?

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 rid of. Guy Fawkes was smuggled back to Britain from Spain to help with the plot, since he was...um...an explosives expert. Mos (MORE)

Who was guy Fawkes and what did he do?

Guy Fawkes was a man born on 13th April 1570 in York who died in January 1606. He was the most famous plotter of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot, a plan to blow up King James I of England. He was caught attempting to light a fuse underneath the House of Lords and then tortured for information. On 31st Janua (MORE)

Did Guy Fawkes plead guilty?

dont know but as he was caught red handed it is a moot point --------------- Fawkes did indeed plead not guilty. His reasoning was ignorance ofcertain aspects of his indictment. But he was still found guiltyand sentenced to death.

How long was Guy Fawkes tortured?

The answer previously provided details the death by hanging,drawin, and quartering of the convicted Guy (Guido) Fawkes. Fawkes had somewhat cooperated with his captors after having beenarrested in the cellars below Parliament's chambers at WestministerHall. Fawkes gave a partial list of co-conspira (MORE)

What is Guy Fawkes Day in England?

November 5th is a commemoration of the discovery and foiling of the gunpowder plot which was intended to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. Guido Fawkes was the man who was caught but not the main perpetrator.

Was guy Fawkes Victorian?

No, Guy Fawkes was infact around within the 16th and 17th Century, the Date making him famous was the 5th November 1603 when he attempted to blow up Parliment. Known as 'The Gunpowder Plot.'

How much gunpowder did guy Fawkes have?

I am quite persuaded by recent historical research that suggests Guido Fawkes and his so-called accomplices had nothing to do with any kind of plot at all. The suggestion is that so much gunpowder - barrels and barrels of the stuff - was quite publically 'discovered' underneath Westminster Hall th (MORE)

What religion was Guy Fawks?

He was born in to the [Anglican,] Catholic Church and left to join the Holy Roman Church a product of the Council of Trent.

Why is guy Fawkes so popular?

a number of catholic conspiritors including guy Fawkes tried to burn down the houses of parliament with the gun powder plot.. i don't know the rest but i think basically they put him on the fire to burn.

Was guy Fawkes English?

Guy Fawkes was born in and raised York, England and although he wasEnglish, he spent much of his adult life travelling the continentand fought on the side of Catholic Spain in the Eight Year's War.

Who was the leader of Guy Fawkes' gang?

Five men plotted to kill James I and his advisers by blowing up the Houses of Parliament at the official opening of Parliament. They were led by Robert Catesby. The other plotters were Thomas Percy, Thomas Wintour, John Wright - and Guy Fawkes.

What was the outcome for Guy Fawkes?

The outcome for Guy Fawkes was death. He as arrested, questioned and tortured, and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered. However, he jumped form the scaffold from which he was to be hanged and broke his neck, thus avoiding being drawn and quartered

What did Guy Fawkes take part in?

Guy (Guido) Fawkes is best remembered for participating in a plot to blow up the British House of Parliament (with members inside) by loading 36 kegs of gunpowder into the basement. At least, historians claim that he was caught red-handed in that basement, guarding the explosives. Every November 5th (MORE)

How come guy Fawkes faild?

Because a member of his team wrote a letter to the king to say that not to come to wherever they were going to blow up the king & Guy Falkes got caught & faild

Was Guy Fawkes bad or good?

Depends on your point of view. He was caught while trying to blow up the Parliment building, In general, that is not a good thing.

What happened to guy Fawkes and his friends?

In 1605, a group of Catholics wanted to blow up the houses of Parliament. Guy Fawkes was caught the night before the planned plot. He and his frieds were executed afterwards.

Why was Guy Fawkes a hero?

Guy Fawkes is a very controversial topic. Some people believe that he is a hero, and a symbol of people power. How the government should be scared of the people, and the people not scared of the government. His government were punishing people for being catholic, and not protestant. Others believe t (MORE)

Was guy fawks a bad man?

well yes and no because he wanted to kill someone for what they had promisted to do but didn't do it

Was Guy Fawkes Hitler's cousin?

I have never heard that before, I'd be interested in knowing how you came up with it. The Guy died in 1606 and came from a long line of English specifically Yorkshire ancestors. Hitler was born in 1889 of Austrian ancestry. If they were related, it was extremely distant. Because of his descent fro (MORE)