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Tyne (English version)

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

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Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I know of no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.

In 1605 Guy Fawkes, together with a number of accomplices, conspired to blow up three dozen barrels of gunpowder in the cellar underneath the House of Lords in Westminster. The plot was aimed at the State Opening of Parliament. The Kind and large numbers of parliamentarians were supposed to die. The plot was uncovered and failed, Fawkes was taken into custody, tortured in the Tower of London and later executed for treason.