Guy Fawkes the facts…

Guy Fawkes

English history:

Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes is the person most associated with the Gunpowder Plot to blow up James I ,the Houses of Lords and Commons when James opened Parliament on November 5th 1605. But who was Guy Fawkes?

Fawkes was born in York in on April 13th, 1570. His father was called Edward and his mother was called Edith.

Fawkes was brought up as a protestant and was baptised in the Church of St. Michael Belfry. He went to the Free School of St Peter‘s near the great cathedral of York Minster.

His father died when Fawkes was eight in 1578 and his mother lived as a widow for nine years. She re-married in 1587 and both she and Guy went to live in the village of Scotton, about 20 miles from York. Here Guy was heavily influenced by his step-father and it was his step-father who was very important in Guy’s conversion to Catholicism.

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