The assassination by firewood bombing attempt inspired arsonist across London who lit bonfires when they heard the news. Parliament decided to make 10/5 a “day of thanksgiving,” and bonfire lighting became an annual event. Today no one gives thanks, but they revel by bonfire light and celebrate “Guy Fawkes Day” and drink, oblivious to the fact that Fawkes would have enslaved their ancestors to far right religious fanatics. No doubt many of these well informed citizens voted for Brexit, proving even the British can behave like Americans.

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