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Guy Fawkes is arrested

Posted in Anniversary, History on Monday, 25 October 2010

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Guy Fawkes is arrested at Westminster Palace. Illustration by Ron Embleton

5 November marks the anniversary of the gunpowder plot in 1605, usually celebrated with fireworks and bonfires throughout Britain. In the early hours of the morning, soldiers searched Westminster Palace after receiving an anonymous tip-off. There they found Guy Fawkes, one of the plotters who wanted to kill King James I and return a Catholic monarch to the throne, guarding a stockpile of gunpowder. Fawkes was arrested, tortured and sentenced to execution. Fawkes jumped from the scaffold, breaking his neck.

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