Friday, October 14, 2005

The gunpowder plot

In a couple of weeks it will be November 5 again, the day Guy Fawkes was caught in the cellar, preparing to blow up the heretics in Parliament in 1605. As we all know (well, most of us know), he failed. It was custom once (as presented in Thomas Hardy's novel The Return of the Native, for the heretics in England to light bonfires on that night as a sign of vigilance against us papists.

What if anything, did the papists do in response? I need an answer now so I can prepare. It's only a few weeks away.

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