The View From The Bridge

Remember, remember…5th November 2012

Back in 1605 Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up Parliament, along with King James I, with 6 barrels of gunpowder. At the beginning of the 17th century the Houses of Parliament were a much more modest structure and had he been able to light the fuse he might just have succeeded. He failed and was hung, drawn and quartered for his impudence and ever since back in Blighty we have celebrated this occasion of gunpowder, treason and plot, on November 5th, by burning effigies of him atop bonfires accompanied by the letting off of fireworks.  Every four years around the same time presidential elections…

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