miércoles, 6 de noviembre de 2013


We celebrate every 5th of November the birth of our founder María Ràfols, but back in the UK what they remember is the failed attempt of blowing up the Houses of Parliament more than 400 years ago, when Guy Fawkes (an explosives expert) and other plotters placed 36 barrels of gunpowder in the cellars below the Parliament.

Guido 'Guy' Fawkes

The conspirators or plotters
The new king, James I, got them arrested and they were hanged for High Treason.

Houses of Parliament, 1605

King James I

Nowadays, people light huge bonfires with stuffed men like scarecrows imitating Guy Fawkes and celebrate with fireworks.

All this inspired the graphic novel (Alan Moore) and later film "V for Vendetta" (James McTeigue, 2005). The famous mask that represents Guy Fawkes has recently been used by some groups.

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