Today in 1605: Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot! Guy Fawkes was held prisoner at the #TowerofLondon for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, prior to his execution. He was captured whilst guarding explosives underneath the House of Lords, stored there in an attempt to assassinate the Protestant King James I in favour for the King’s Catholic daughter, Princess Elizabeth. #guyfawkes #guyfawkesnight #onthisday #history #repost @historicroyalpalaces

November 05, 2016 at 12:54PM Today in 1605: Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot!

Guy Fawkes was held prisoner at the #TowerofLondon for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, prior to his execution. He was captured whilst guarding explosives underneath the House of Lords, stored there in an attempt to assassinate the Protestant King James I in favour for the King’s Catholic daughter, Princess Elizabeth. #guyfawkes #guyfawkesnight #onthisday #history #repost @historicroyalpalaces

Tonight (5th November) is Guy Fawkes Night when the English celebrate the foiled 1605 Gunpowder Plot to destroy the Houses of Parliament in London. This is the memorial to Sir Thomas and Lady Fleming at St Nicolas, North Stoneham, Hampshire. Sir Thomas was Lord Chief Justice of England and tried Guy Fawkes after the Gunpowder Plot was discovered. The modern annual tradition of fireworks and bonfires is a way of England remembering the events of 5th November 1605 following which bonfires were lit across England to celebrate the preservation of democracy and King James I (VI of Scotland).

November 05, 2016 at 10:49AM Tonight (5th November) is Guy Fawkes Night when the English celebrate the foiled 1605 Gunpowder Plot to destroy the Houses of Parliament in London. This is the memorial to Sir Thomas and Lady Fleming at St Nicolas, North Stoneham, Hampshire. Sir Thomas was Lord Chief Justice of England and tried Guy Fawkes after the Gunpowder Plot was discovered. The modern annual tradition of fireworks and bonfires is a way of England remembering the events of 5th November 1605 following which bonfires were lit across England to celebrate the preservation of democracy and King James I (VI of Scotland).