Saturday, 3 November 2012

Guy Fawkes.pdf

GUY FAWKES DAY

1. Why did Guy Fawkes want to blow up Parliament? In 1605,  England was divided because of religion. Queen Elizabeth I  was the Head of the Church of England and she punished and executed Catholics who had different beliefs to her. When she died, Catholics danced in the streets and celebrated her death. James was to become King and he had promised the Catholics that he would treat them better.  However, King James did not keep his promise and  to add to the problem, Parliament was also against the Catholics so things remained difficult for them.2. Why did the ‘Gunpowder Plot’ fail? The delay was one of the reasons the plot failed.3. Where was Guy Fawkes arrested? The other plotters were hunted down and shot or executed4. When did the tradition of lighting bonfires start? 5th of November5. Children made ‘effigies’ of Guy Fawkes. What is an ‘effigy’? A representation or image especially sculptured, as an a monument

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