06 November, 2006

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

Having nearly set light to Cardinal Wolsey's garden with fireworks last night, here are some interesting journalistic pieces from recent years on Guy Fawkes and Co.

From Alex Renton, an article from 2000 titled Who the Hell is this Guy Anyway?

AN Wilson's 2001 piece Guy Must Stay on his Pyre on why Guy Fawkes will be remembered long after Bin Laden.

Clive Aslet from 2002 has Five places to visit in London from Guy's time.

Finally, this Gunpowder Plot website has this popular ditty:

Ladies and gentlemen you'll never grow fat,
If you don't put a penny in the old Guy's hat.

Guy, guy, guy!Stick him up on high;
Hang him on a lamp post
And leave him there to die.