Guy Fawkes

Standard Name: Fawkes, Guy


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Family and Intimate relationships Lady Caroline Lamb
Her mother then fell ill; Caroline was persuaded that she was to blame and in early September, her parents and husband bore her off to Bessborough House in Kilkenny, Ireland.
Douglass, Paul. Lady Caroline Lamb. Palgrave Macmillan.
Her exchange of...
Friends, Associates Margaret Tyler
To their eldest son his father had written from his imprisonment in the Tower of London: Tom, you have ever from your infancy been given to be stubborn.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Thomas Howard, first Earl of Suffolk
Friends, Associates Mary Ward
Her first five associates were Jane or Joanna Browne (a cousin of the Babthorpe and Rookwood families), Susanna Rookwood (sister of one of the Guy Fawkes plotters), Catherine or Catharine Smith , Winefrid Wigmore (a...
Literary Setting Pamela Hansford Johnson
It is set in the interwar years; its title derives from both the fires of Hell and those of Guy Fawkes Night. The protagonist, fourteen-year-old Emma Sheldrake, watches a bonfire on the night she first...
politics Agnes Wenman
Although married to a member of the Established Church, AW was interrogated after Guy Fawkes attempted to overthrow the government, as a suspected Catholic activist.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
Textual Features Sylvia Townsend Warner
The title story is based on SWT's childhood memories of her father.
Harman, Claire. Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography. Chatto and Windus.
The Fifth of November is a brilliantly compressed and complex story whose seven pages are anchored against a backdrop of centuries of...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Selina Bunbury
Alternating chapters follow the stories of both the royal family (who, with the members of parliament, were to be the targets of the explosion on 5 November 1605) and the conspirators. SB depicts historical figures...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Antonia Fraser
This book manages almost as large a cast of characters as The Weaker Vessel—including major figures such as Guy Fawkes , Thomas Winter , and Robert (Robin) Catesby ; rulers such as King James


5 November 1605: A group of Catholic plotters, led by Guy...

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5 November 1605

A group of Catholic plotters, led by Guy Fawkes , made an unsuccessful attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament with gunpowder.

5 November 1709: Henry Sacheverell preached a notorious sermon...

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5 November 1709

Henry Sacheverell preached a notorious sermon at St Paul's Cathedral challenging the 1688 settlement of the succession.


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