Gunpowder, treason and plot
[ by Charles Cameron — instance of religious terrorism, UK, Catholicism, Protestantism, Vendetta-the-movie, Anonymous, OWS, Pharaoh ]
I am seven hours “behind” the land of my birth, but today would be the day on which to remember one Guy — named Guido in the image above — Fawkes, a terrorist whose religious and political sympathies were closely interwoven.
Archbishop Cranmer‘s [dare I say, Laudable?] blog today has a poetic description of the event, a fine illustration:
and some fascinating comments portraying both the event itself and religious terror more generally…
We have had four hundred years to “remember, remember” — should we remember, or should we forgive and forget?
The mask worn in the movie V for Vendetta is a Guy Fawkes mask, now also associated with both the Anonymous group and the Occupy movement… and it shows up in all sorts of strange places…
Pharaoh? Guy Fawkes?
Clear proof that if you connect too many dots, you may go what we Brits call “dotty”…
November 6th, 2011 at 4:11 am
Charles, "Bonfire Night" or "Guy Fawkes" to us, in C18th. Boston "Pope Night"
For various contemporary accounts see J. L. Bell’s always informative Blog ‘Boston1775’
November 6th, 2011 at 6:27 pm
Michael, you’re a delight.