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Link surfing on Wikipedia is fun. :)

On this day in history...



Guy Fawkes was executed in 1606 for his part in the Gunpowder Plot the previous year, wherein he and others attempted to blow up the entirety of Parliament with the hope of installing a Catholic monarchy. Fawkes cheated the hangman by jumping from the platform, killing himself instantly, preventing him from being "mostly alive" during the drawing and quartering that followed.

Did I mention I'm a bit of a history wonk? :D

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kadeshaderow
Jan. 31st, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
Screw Wikipedia. Inaccurate and boring.

You want to read something of actual worth, check out the Rotten Library's account of the Gunpowder Plot
esprix
Jan. 31st, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
I find almost everything I read on Wikipedia interesting, but Rotten's always fun, too. :)
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