Bonfire Night
Facts
 
5th
November
is
known
as
Bonfire Night
 
or
Guy Fawkes Night.
 
Guy Fawkes
was
born
 
on
13th
April
 
1570
in
York,
 
and
died
 
on
31st
January
 
1606
in
London.
 
Guy Fawkes
was
 
a
Catholic,
 
and
didn’t agree
 
with
 
the
Protestant
faith
 
of
 
the
King.
 
Guy Fawkes
became
friends
with
Robert Catesby,
 
 
who
had
 
an
idea
 
to
kill
 
the
King
 
 
by
blowing up
 
the
houses of Parliament.
 
It
was
Robert Catesby
 
who
led
 
the
Gunpowder
Plot,
 
not
Guy Fawkes
 
 
there
were
13
people
involved.
 
 
The
job
Guy Fawkes
had
in
 
the
Gunpowder
Plot
 
was
to guard
 
the
36
barrels of gunpowder
 
 
that
had been
stored
in
 
a
basement
 
underneath
 
the
House of Lords.
Guy Fawkes
was
arrested
in
 
the
basement
 
on
 
the
day
he
was
going to
light
 
the
gunpowder,
 
5th
November,
 
and
he
was taken to
the Tower of London.
King James I
ordered
 
that
 
the
5th
November
 
should
be
 
the
day
 
that
people
always
celebrate
 
 
that
 
the
Gunpowder
Plot
didn't
happen.
 
On
Bonfire Night,
grown-ups
set off
fireworks,
 
light
bonfires,
 
and
sometimes
burn
 
a
doll
 
 
that
looks like
Guy Fawkes.