is said to be the only man to enter the uk parliament with honourable intentions (he
tried to blow it up). the date november 5th is celebrated by having a huge bonfire which usually hosts a straw effigy of mr fawkes on top and
his image in mask form was used in the film 'v for vendetta' which first appeared in the excellent but short lived uk comic 'warrior' and was
written by alan moore (no there will never be a sequel to this story - you miss the whole point of the story if you want there to be one)
the full version of the poem reads....
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
the Gunpowder, treason, and plot,
I know of no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 't was his intent
To blow up the King and Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below,
Poor old England to overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, make the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
Hip hip hoorah!
don't know why it's mentioned at the top yet though as it doesn't link to anything (yet).