Guy Fawkes


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

Fawkes was born and educated in York. His father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant Catholic.... more »

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  • ''A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.''
    Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), British Catholic conspirator. Remark, November 6, 1605. Quoted in The Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 6 (1917). On ...
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