Remember, Remember, The Fifth Of November…

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Remember, remember the fifth of November, the gunpowder, treason and plot, I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason shall ever be forgot…”

Hey there fellow conspirators of Precinct1313, today in the UK it’s Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night. This annual commemoration is observed every November the fifth in Britain, the history of which began with the events on fifth November 1605, when a senior member of the Gunpowder Plot – Guy Fawkes – was arrested after being discovered guarding the explosives his Machiavellian associates had placed beneath the House of Lords.

In celebration at the time, that King James had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around the provinces of London, over the centuries this has become an annual national remembrance day of the plot and it’s failure, to which people burn effigies of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire pyre traditionally accompanied by fireworks.

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In commemoration of Mr Fawkes, we present a re-blog of an interview we held a couple of years back with one V of V for Vendetta fame, so you too can join in on this classic chronicle of conspiratorial calamity! (also why not indulge in the fantastic 2005 celluloid adaptation, which encapsulates, quite possibly, the greatest performance of all time by thrilling thespian – Hugo Weaving as the titular V!)

Re-live Our V Interview – Right Here!

Happy Bonfire Night!

About Bruce Hodder (formerly known as ArcaneHalloween)

Fanatical about comics, gaming and horror movies... but then isn't everyone?

Posted on November 5, 2021, in Comics, Comics in film, Other stuff... and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Such an excellent film. Been a while since I went to a bonfire celebration in the UK, but many fond memories of doing so!

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  2. And to add… I always loved how the 5th of Nov fell just a few days after Halloween. Can remember attending fair few parties that combined the two πŸŽƒπŸŽ†πŸ§¨πŸŽ‡

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  3. When my work was shut down for months on end at the start of the pandemic I did a lengthy search on my family tree, and one of my ancestors supposedly was involved in the Gunpowder Plot and executed rather brutally for his involvement. That was definitely a surprise to say the least! lol

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