31 January-Gunpowder Plot

Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated in Britain each year on the 5th of November. It is celebrated with fireworks, bonfires and the burning of effigies of Guy Fawkes. The celebrations recall a plot by Fawkes and twelve others to blow up the House of Lords during an address by King James 1 in 1605. The plot, which became known as The Gunpowder Plot was a failure.

The plot was discovered by the authorities. Fawkes and seven of his associates were put on trial. They were found guilty of high treason and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered. Fawkes was the last to be brought to the scaffold. Before he could be executed he fell from the scaffold and broke his neck.

Guy Fawkes died when he fell from the scaffold and broke his neck before he could be hanged for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, in the year 1606 On This Day.




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