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05 November 2008

Remember, remember the Fifth of November

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot...

Guy Fawkes Day. The Gunpowder Plot.  Nearly four hundred years ago but still 'remembered' in England... or is it?  Seems like people remember it's today but not what it's about.  Who the bloody hey was Fawkes anyway?  Ah, well.

TIME article on John Gerard, the Jesuit priest who wrote his incredible life story in Autobiography of a Hunted Priest
Catholic.com summary:
BBC coverage: 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7688786.stm

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