On this day 5th November 1605 Guy Fawkes was arrested when around 30 barrels of gunpowder, camouflaged with coal, were discovered in the cellar of London's Parliament. Robert Catesby's small band of Catholic zealots who planned to blow up James I and Parliament were only arrested after Fawkes revealed their names when tortured on the rack. The 'Gunpowder Plot' is commemorated each year in Britain on 5th November 'Guy Fawkes Night'
Guy Fawkes - There are quite a few people on the internet who have developed their own theories on Fawkes - but quite simply "It's because he tried to blow up the British Parliament because he didn't believe that England should break away from the Church of Rome. In other words, he was a Catholic who didn't like England being Protestant." in one of the most famous plots of the 1600's - still marked today with events such as Guy Fawkes day (Remember remember the fifth of November)
Guy Fawkes Day: "Please to remember the fifth of November." Fawkes, along with a group of catholic conspirators, planned to blow up the House of Lords with gunpowder in order to kill the Protestant king James. Their plot was discovered and failed, but was not forgotten.