Guy Fawkes Night
Guy Fawkes night is a huge UK tradition, probably bigger for us thean Halloween. Traditionally it is taught that Guy Fawkes plotted to blow up The House of Lords with explosives in the cellar but various myths are debunked in the sites below which give a mixture of the myths and the reality. I remember feeling highly disappointed when I discovered there were no cellars under the correct bit and that gunpowder was not strong enough to do the job – so along with the truth, make sure you enjoy the story and keep safe on Fireworks Night too!
A really excellent site – appealing to look at simple, factual and very readable with some great thoughts to ponder on. I love it!
Probably the definitive site. You’ll be here forever. (Think anyone said that to Mr Fawkes?)
Guy Fawkes Rhymes.
A brief explanation followed by more links to look at.
A nice site with a little more detail and a good safety page too.
A little more detail here and a link to more November traditions, which i haven’t looked at yet!
Sort of sweet of them to take an interest really!
Send a Guy Fawkes Card!
Simple but with slightly different information (a good time to discuss bias?). Done by an American university with a UK campus that is very pretty and near where I live!
York gets in on the act. A nice clear site with good facts.
This Learning Curve site discusses whether Guy Fawkes was tortured and uses photos of two signatures as talking points.
Very little information but some lovely graphics.
Similar info – a couple of links – a few new bits and bobs.
Much more complex info – a transcript of the trial of the Gunpowder plotters.
Very detailed info and lots of links and references.
more links and some recipes!