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Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November.   In 1605, a plot to blow up the Parliament building was foiled when Guy Fawkes was discovered in the cellar with 20 barrels of gun powder.  Today, it is a day of thanksgiving in the U.K. with fireworks and a tradition of burning Guy Fawkes in effigy.

Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November. In 1605, a plot to blow up the Parliament building was foiled when Guy Fawkes was discovered in the cellar with 20 barrels of gun powder. Today, it is a day of thanksgiving in the U.K. with fireworks and a tradition of burning Guy Fawkes in effigy.

Guy Fawkes conspirators

Guy Fawkes conspirators

Military draft. A soldier saying goodbye to his girl, 1950.

Military draft. A soldier saying goodbye to his girl, 1950.

The reign of Henry VIII saw the first law against Witchcraft created. The Witchcraft Act of 1541 was the first to define witchcraft as a felony, a crime punishable by death and the forfeiture of the convicted felon’s goods and chattels.

700 years on, a proper funeral for the 'teenage witch' who had her head chopped off

The reign of Henry VIII saw the first law against Witchcraft created. The Witchcraft Act of 1541 was the first to define witchcraft as a felony, a crime punishable by death and the forfeiture of the convicted felon’s goods and chattels.

March 22, 1622: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, over a quarter of the colony's population.

March 22, 1622: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, over a quarter of the colony's population.

"Today the Gunpowder Plot is the early modern act of treason, but in truth it was one in a series of conspiracies—albeit one of spectacular ambition. That it became a fixture in the national calendar owed much to the plot’s value to protestants of the seventeenth and eighteenth-centuries as a warning of what they saw as the threat posed by Catholicism." Philip Carter, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plotters, 1606, via Wikimedia.) #GuyFawkes…

A few things to remember, this fifth of November

"Today the Gunpowder Plot is the early modern act of treason, but in truth it was one in a series of conspiracies—albeit one of spectacular ambition. That it became a fixture in the national calendar owed much to the plot’s value to protestants of the seventeenth and eighteenth-centuries as a warning of what they saw as the threat posed by Catholicism." Philip Carter, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plotters, 1606, via Wikimedia.) #GuyFawkes…

Guy Fawkes  By Charles Gogin  Date Painted: 1870  From: York Museums Trust    In March of 1605, with the plan in place, the group took out a lease on a cellar that lay directly beneath the House of Lords.    Over several months, the men secretly transported 36 barrels of gunpowder into the underground space. Amongst them was a man named Guy Fawkes who posed as a servant, John Johnson.     Find out more about Guy Fawkes - http://bbc.in/IsPp9s

Guy Fawkes By Charles Gogin Date Painted: 1870 From: York Museums Trust In March of 1605, with the plan in place, the group took out a lease on a cellar that lay directly beneath the House of Lords. Over several months, the men secretly transported 36 barrels of gunpowder into the underground space. Amongst them was a man named Guy Fawkes who posed as a servant, John Johnson. Find out more about Guy Fawkes - http://bbc.in/IsPp9s

"Don Quixote and Sancho Pansa". Jacques Lagniet. 1650-52. -       En 1615, se publica la segunda parte de la aclamada obra de Miguel de Cervantes: Don Quijote de la Mancha, que narra las aventuras del ingenioso hidalgo y su amigo Sancho Panza. Esta obra es una de las muchas piezas que nos brinda informacion del campesinado durante el siglo XVI y XVII, ya que los protagonistas tienen constantes intercambios con bares, molinos y hoteleros.

"Don Quixote and Sancho Pansa". Jacques Lagniet. 1650-52. - En 1615, se publica la segunda parte de la aclamada obra de Miguel de Cervantes: Don Quijote de la Mancha, que narra las aventuras del ingenioso hidalgo y su amigo Sancho Panza. Esta obra es una de las muchas piezas que nos brinda informacion del campesinado durante el siglo XVI y XVII, ya que los protagonistas tienen constantes intercambios con bares, molinos y hoteleros.

activities and coloring to celebrate Bonfire Day and learn about Guy Fawkes (1570 to 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, was one of a group of Catholic plotters who planned, but failed, to blow up Parliament

activities and coloring to celebrate Bonfire Day and learn about Guy Fawkes (1570 to 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, was one of a group of Catholic plotters who planned, but failed, to blow up Parliament

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