Guy Fawkes was an English catholic and the captain of a plot called “The Gunpowder Plot”. ” ‘The Gunpowder Plot” took place on 5 November 1605 and it consists of Guy Fawkes and some other Catholics who wanted to kill the Protestant King James I by blowing up the houses of Parliament when the king and his ministers were inside. So, they decided to put 36 barrels of gunpowder in the cellar. But someone told on Guy Fawkes to the king and he ordered his soldiers to arrest him. So, when Guy Fawkes was trying to put the barrels in the cellar of the houses of Parliament the soldiers found him and took him to the prison. Guy Fawkes was guilty of treason so they executed him. Consequently, because the king was safe he commanded people to light bonfires. Every year, on November 5th the English celebrate that fact which is known as The Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes Night. Children make figures with old clothes and come out in the streets asking for “a penny for the guy”. The children use the money people have given them to buy fireworks. In the evening they burn the figures in bonfires, people look at fireworks and eat jacket potatoes usually filled with cheese or bacon, sausages and caramel apples.
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