Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Myth -v- Fact (2): Guy Fawkes

So. Guy Fawkes Day. Another wonderful opportunity to debunk a popular urban myth. I don't know which bright spark, writing what exciting comic book or screenplay, and then inspiring who knows who, in who knows what radical political movement, decided that Guy Fawkes was a good role model for political anarchy, freedom, whatever, but people, you need to do your homework.

Guy Fawkes was a member of a Catholic gang, seeking to blow up a Protestant Parliament, in order to bring about the restoration of a Catholic monarch, who would be able to rule absolutely, without reference to the people.