TWIH 21: Guy Fawkes And The Gunpowder Plot

The Gunpowder Plotters, early 17th century, (1910). The conspirators, from a picture painted in 1606: Robert Winter, Christopher Wright, John Wright, Thomas Percy, Guy Fawkes, Robert Catesby, and Thomas Winter. The hats, the falling bands, and the tightly-fitting doublets are distinctive features of the ordinary persons, if we omit the unkempt hair. Illustration from British Costume during 19 Centuries by Mrs Charles H Ashdown, (London, 1910). (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

On this week’s show

Remember, Remember the 5th of November, that’s right!! Its Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot.  The story vaguely behind the movie V for Vendetta, and apparently a day the English celebrate for some reason.

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