A popular symbol of protest today, Guy (Gudo) Fawkes was the face of treason because of his role in the murderous plot to blow up the British parliament in 1605. My partner reveals all in her latest blog article.
“Remember, Remember the Fifth of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot, I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot!” And let’s not forget the mischief of the night before!
When I was a child, and even when my two eldest girls were young, the UK did not celebrate or take part in the festivities of Halloween; Trick or Treating did not arrive in my neck of the woods until around the mid-eighties. What we did have was the 4th November Mischievous Night, an evening where youngsters carried out petty pranks to remember Guy Fawkes, but with no malice intended. The streets were safer back then, and children would roam around with friends and play tricks on other people (no treats involved here).
My mischievous activities usually involved…
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