Re[2]: Halloween & Guy Fawkes

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>     Yup, we sure do.  To be historically accurate, I suppose we should
>     hang, draw and quarter him first.  His target was James I ("the wisest
>     fool in christendom"), not parliament, as the protestant James was
>     being hard on the Catholics (Fawkes and his co-conspirators were
>     Catholics).
>     Does anyone out there know the rest of the rhyme:
>     "Remember, remember the fifth of november
>     Gunpowder, treason and plot"?
>     I've forgotten it and it's bugging the life out of me

        James I, do you mean James VI. Right enough, the rascal couldn't
wait to be over the border for a bag of English Gold. As for blowing up the
Houses of Parliament, who cares, at that time Scotland still had its own
parliament and come the Millenium, it's back where it belongs, Edinburgh.

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