Fall guy

foxy Guido Fawkes
fall guy for government fail
in gunpowder plot


Guy Fawkes was caught with barrels of gunpowder in the cellars under the Houses of Parliament the day before King James I was due to formally open the new session on November 5th, 1605. Since then autumn bonfires have been enthusiastically lit, ‘guys’ burnt and fireworks exploded to remind us that “gunpowder, treason and plot” should “ne’er be forgot.”

4 thoughts on “Fall guy

    1. Calmgrove Post author

      Autumn and bonfires, what’s not to like? 🙂 And gratified that you appreciate a distinctly British tradition where Bonfire Night is concerned! (Note we haven’t really taken on Thanksgiving — yet! — though UK retailers have adopted Black Friday with alacrity …

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