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Engraving of John and Christopher Wright of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the House of Lords with King James I in 1605. both died 8 Nov 1605 shot in a firefight after the plot was discovered.

from BBC News

Gunpowder Plot sculpture unveiled in East Yorkshire

A statue commemorating East Yorkshire's links to the Gunpowder Plot is unveiled by a local MP.


Catesby in Richard III- Catesby counselor to Richard III, but depicted as a dullard- his ancestor was part of the Gunpowder Plot against King James.

Penny for the guy. All the kids in our street turned out for this event. Make a few pennies, buy sparklers and sweets.

from Mail Online

Bonfire Night: Guy Fawkes fireworks displays in London, Lewes, Manchester and across the UK

Guy Fawkes' Catholic Gunpowder Plot - an attempt to blow up England's Houses of Parliament and Protestant King James I on November 5th 1605 - left an enduring legacy in England, though clearly not the one Fawkes had hoped for. Celebrated annually as Guy Fawkes Night/Bonfire Night throughout Great Britain over 400 years later.


9/6/1997 Elton John performs a re-written “Candle in the Wind” at Princess Diana’s funeral