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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 pr…ocedures 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.
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 b…onfire!
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.
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.
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
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 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 Eng…land. He was caught attempting to light a fuse underneath the House of Lords and then tortured for information. On 31st January, 1606, he and his co-conspirators were due to be executed, on which day Guy Fawkes commited suicide. Bonfire Night (November 5th) was a public holiday until the late 1800s. One popular tradition is burning effigies or 'guys' on a - surprise, surprise - bonfire. The word 'guy' first entered the English language with this meaning, but then went on to mean any male person. And all because of Guy.
dont know but as he was caught red handed it is a moot point --------------- Fawkes did indeed plead not guilty. His reasoning was ignorance of certain aspects o…f his indictment. But he was still found guilty and sentenced to death.
Guy adopted the Italian name Guido while in the Spanish military tosound more Catholic
The answer previously provided details the death by hanging, drawin, and quartering of the convicted Guy (Guido) Fawkes. Fawkes had somewhat cooperated with his ca…ptors after having been arrested in the cellars below Parliament's chambers at Westminister Hall. Fawkes gave a partial list of co-conspirators, His Majesty, King James, who was to have been the primary victim of the Gunpowder Plot, was not satisfied that Guy Fawkes had fully confessed and cooperated with authorities. The King, therefore, wrote out a detailed set of tortures, becoming progressively more intense and maiming and painful. This writing was communicated to the Lord Lieutentant of the Tower and still exists. Formally, the King's letter indicated that His Majesty desired that Guy Fawkes be "put to the question" because Fawkes was bound over to the civil law and the legal process could not further proceed until Fawkes had properly pleaded his crime. Generally, Fawkes would have been asked again to detail his confession. If not inclusive of further parties to the Plot against the King's person, he would have been roughed up--usually, slapped and/or punched in the face with a gloved head. (The accused still had to appear in court.) More sturdy men could have withstood this abuse. The next step, after a brief rest period was to choke the victim with a cloth to the point passing out, release the cloth and let the victim revive. This was mostly a terror technique. The next step was to use thumbscrews on the non-writing hand of a man who could read and write. This vice-like device was placed on either side of the thumb and slowly tightened to the point of either breaking the thumb or dislocating the first joint. This torture was quite painful and caused the victim to pass out. This torture could be repeated on the other fingers, again non-writing hand first. If this got no answer to the question, the boot could be used. A wooden vice-like device that resembled a wooden half boot that was slipped over the barefoot of the victim. As with the thumbscrews, the boot was tightened until the foot was either dislocated, broken, or the ankle severely compressed. This particular torture could only be used once since it was maiming. Remember, the victim had to appear in court after the confession, under the question, was obtained. Less often, the English used the strappado--looks like two hoops, but the victim was doubled over into the device, with the hoops being drawn tighter. Generally, the victim was left horribly contorted in this device for a period of time as gravity and lack of movement took their toll. Most victims fainted from the pain and numbness this torture caused. It could take a victim two days to finally regain feeling and movement after being placed in the strappado. This device left no marks. Pincers, look like tongs for removing nails from horseshoes, could be heated or used cold on the victim's bare skin; face, neck, hands, wrists, and sometimes forearms excepted--the victim had to appear in court. As one might expect, pincers, literally, a pinching device, raised a very tender, red welt and, if heated, a third degree burn. This torture was the first of the life-threatening tortures and was closely supervised so the victim was not killed. The rack was available and this deviced had the victim lying on his back on what look liked a bedstead without the mattress and a winch at one end. Ropes were looped on the victim's wrists and ankles. The crank was turned was turned a quarter to a full crank--at first, to cause general aching in the limbs. If the victim did not comply, the limbs were pulled until the arms were dislocated from the shoulder sockets as were legs from the hip sockets. A victim of this torture could take several days to revive. If the warden was really trying to prove his point on the victim, he might use one torture that was common to the battlefield which was the use of a heated metal rod. The victim's trousers and drawers were lowered, he was bent over a table or sawhorse, and the metal rod applied against the victim's anus. This torture was meant to humilate, disorient, cause intense discomfort, and a near immediate response to the question. This torture was considered extreme and could only be used once because it could put the victim into shock and potentially kill. All the while, the victim was given only bread and water since it was thought that refusing sustenance was inhuman. Very clearly, Guy Fawkes was put to the question; tortured, first by beating, then by thumbscrews. The boot was probably not employed because he jumped to his death. He was probably placed in the strappado and then racked. His signature on the confession of 9 November has a barely readable signature.
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.
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 G…unpowder Plot.'