Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Remember, Remember

Remember, Remember the 5th of November
The gunpowder, treason, and plot.
I know of no reason 
why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.
The Gunpowder Plot is the attempt by Guy Fawkes, and his fellow group of religious conspirators, to kill the King of England (James I) and members of the aristocracy by blowing up the House of Lords on the 5th of November.

In short, he failed. Guy Fawkes was caught before the plot could go through. Fawkes and his other conspirators were caught, tried, and convicted. They were then hung, drawn, and quartered (which is the punishment for treason).

I am grateful that I live in a country where I don't need to plan the death of the countrys leader in order to have change. I can go and vote.

And you know what? I did. I voted. 
And the person I voted for is now the President of the United States of America.


Sy said...

I have a friend that put 5th of November thing as his status and I thought of you, and of course he was my hero for the day.

Lauren Jayne said...

V for Vendetta was on TV the other week over and over again- such a great movie! So did you know that in England some people have bonfires and light fireworks for Guy Fawkes day?