1. Man Fawkes was not the ringleader of the plot to explode the Home of Lords – he was simply one in every of a gaggle of 13 males. The chief was Robert Catesby. Fawkes had the job of lighting the fuse, and so it was he who was caught in Parliament’s cellars with 36 barrels of gunpowder.
2. November 5 was initially often called Gunpowder Treason Day and bonfires have been lit as a celebration that the king hadn’t been killed.
3. The custom of burning an effigy of Man Fawkes on a bonfire didn’t begin till across the 18th century.
4. Fawkes was born a Protestant however transformed to Catholicism in his teenagers.
5. It’s believed William Shakespeare was additionally underneath suspicion as a conspirator, by way of his father’s ties to
Robert Catesby. As such, Shakespeare wrote and devoted the Scottish play, Macbeth, to James I, and based mostly Macbeth’s sufferer, King Duncan, on the king, to keep away from suspicion and probably a dying sentence.