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Remember remember the fifth of November . . . . happy Guy Fawkes Day

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posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 11:17 AM
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Guy Fawkes (/ˈɡaɪ ˈfɔːks/; 13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606),[a] also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Fawkes was born and educated in York. His father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant Catholic. Fawkes converted to Catholicism and left for the continent, where he fought in the Eighty Years' War on the side of Catholic Spain against Protestant Dutch reformers in the Low Countries. He travelled to Spain to seek support for a Catholic rebellion in England without success. He later met Thomas Wintour, with whom he returned to England.

Wintour introduced Fawkes to Robert Catesby, who planned to assassinate King James I and restore a Catholic monarch to the throne. The plotters leased an undercroft beneath the House of Lords, and Fawkes was placed in charge of the gunpowder they stockpiled there. Prompted by the receipt of an anonymous letter, the authorities searched Westminster Palace during the early hours of 5 November, and found Fawkes guarding the explosives. Over the next few days, he was questioned and tortured, and eventually he confessed. Immediately before his execution on 31 January, Fawkes fell from the scaffold where he was to be hanged and broke his neck, thus avoiding the agony of the mutilation that followed.

Fawkes became synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot, the failure of which has been commemorated in Britain since 5 November 1605. His effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, commonly accompanied by a fireworks display.


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Happy Guy Fawkes Day to our British cousins.

Perhaps we'll see fireworks of our own in just a few days.




posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 11:22 AM
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Bonfire night.

Last night was mischievous night too.



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 11:42 AM
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Not a short while ago after consuming many pints I looked down and realised I was sat at his table.

www.tripadvisor.co.uk... tml

Blew me away a bit.

Anyhow glad they got the bugger and glad we burn him still.
Mahahahahahaha.



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: TheKnightofDoom

Nice bit of history you were sitting at.




posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 11:55 AM
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British history at it finest 👍



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Thank you , let's hope we succeed this time.



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 12:02 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy
There used to be a tradition, which has probably died out, that small boys would raise money for fireworks by piecing together their own Guy Fawkes (stuffed pillow cases? someone's old suit?) and putting him on display, with the cry "Penny for the guy!"

I have a double reason for celebrating. It's also the anniversary of the day in 2004 when I moved into this place and became a house-owner.
I've just eaten a liberal portion of the now-traditional pie made from my own apples, and when it gets dark later I'll go out back for a couple of fireworks and a rocket.



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI




There used to be a tradition, which has probably died out, that small boys would raise money for fireworks by piecing together their own Guy Fawkes (stuffed pillow cases? someone's old suit?) and putting him on display, with the cry "Penny for the guy!"

Ahh happy days , I used to buy sweets with my money.



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

We celebrate the capture and execution of a man who was trying to do what most of us can only dream about....

Personally, I think it's just an excuse to make lots of banging and colourful explosions. (And let's face it, who here HASN'T tried to write their name in the air with sparklers!!)



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: woogleuk

Nah he was a religious terrorist...he wanted the Pope to run us.
We can think of better reasons to do so.
edit on 5-11-2016 by TheKnightofDoom because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 12:17 PM
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originally posted by: woogleuk
a reply to: DBCowboy

We celebrate the capture and execution of a man who was trying to do what most of us can only dream about....

What? Install an unelected monarch solely over how the appointment fits with our own particular religious affiliation?

My ancestry is not Catholic, Guy probably would have happily my decendents killed as well lol



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 12:20 PM
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November 5th 1994...
My wedding day 22 years ago.
I'll remember the 5th of November or else..lol...



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 12:26 PM
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It's really nice that our Government has allowed us to continue with the tradition of celebrating the capture of a home grown terrorist, although Guido wasn't the mastermind, merely a lackey.

Never been a big fan of this particular tradition, but it is awfully British.



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 12:35 PM
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It's pissing it down.



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 12:54 PM
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In off to pub.

I can imagine the Facebook posts now, about scared dogs and people letting fireworks off days before the event.

Massive bonfire, loads of ale and a hog roast sandwich. It's not too bad really.



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 01:34 PM
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Jealous, I fell down my stairs last Friday and unpleasantly broke a few ribs.
Pain which has no comfortable way to sit or lay is my gig tonight, so I'll celebrate an England not ruled by Rome with an IPA and a smoke lol
edit on 5-11-2016 by TonyDavidson because: Lol autocorrelation turned IPA into IPHONE

edit on 5-11-2016 by TonyDavidson because: Even in edit reason the phone guesses haha, autocorrelation from auto correct



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 01:41 PM
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Used to always go to the local bonfire by my aunties house with a tin box of fireworks, was great till a few idiots decided to lift a mini from the nearby pub and pop it on the bonfire....by the next year the site had been sold and houses built on it



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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This day always reminds me of collaboration of ATS minds....



Hard to believe it was 9 years ago...



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 02:18 PM
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I recall watching a tele program that explained what had happened to the co-conspirators. Some thing along the lines of, rode away knowing that Guy had been caught (Guy was the gunpowder specialist) in the pouring rain to a stately home, to discuss what to do next. As the gunpowder was wet, they spread it out thinly across the floor infront of a roaring fire to dry it out. GUY WAS THE SPECIALIST. BOOM! Third degree burns all round, before the kings men turned up.

I've also heard it said that Guy was the only person ever to enter the houses of Parliament with honest intentions.

Regards
Mark



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: Maxatoria
The down-side of the twentieth-century tradition was using fireworks against innocent passers-by. That's why they banned jumping-jacks.
My parents were the teachers in the village school, so we usually got them tossed against our front door.



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