Learn about the story of the infamous Guy Fawkes with iMinds insightful knowledge series.
'Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot.'
Guy Fawkes has been called the most famous terrorist in history for his involvement in the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. His influence is still felt today in United Kingdom where 'Guy Fawkes Night' is still celebrated on 5 November.
Guy Fawkes was born in York in 1570 when Queen Elizabeth I was on the English throne. It was an age where the only accepted form of Christianity was Protestantism. Catholics were greatly marginalised and often persecuted. Fawkes was the only son of Edward Fawkes and Edith Blake, both of whom were Protestants.
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