Guy Fawkes – The Gunpowder Plot – Exploding the Legend

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Guy Fawkes

Born: April 13, 1570, York

Died: January 31, 1606, Westminster

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The Gunpowder Plot Exploding the Legend

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Guy Fawkes (/ˈɡˈfɔːks/; 13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Gunpowder Plot
Guy Fawkes
Black-and-white drawing
George Cruikshank‘s illustration of Guy Fawkes, published in William Harrison Ainsworth‘s 1840 novel
Details
Parents Edward Fawkes, Edith (née Blake or Jackson)
Born 13 April 1570 (presumed)
York, England
Alias(es) Guido Fawkes, John Johnson
Occupation Soldier; Alférez
Plot
Role Explosives
Enlisted 20 May 1604
Captured 5 November 1605
Conviction(s) High treason
Penalty Hanged, drawn and quartered
Died 31 January 1606 (aged 35)
Westminster, London, England
Cause

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