Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.Fawkes was born and educated in York. His father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant Catholic. Fawkes later converted to Catholicism and left for the continent, where he fought in the Eighty Years' War on the side of Catholic Spain against Protestant Dutch reformers. He travelled to Spain to seek support for a Catholic rebellion in England but was unsuccessful.
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  • How to brand the Umbrella Revolution

    … It apparently doesn’t take long for everyday items to be appropriated as the unifying symbols of a movement. Take the Guy Fawkes vendetta masks that came to signify the Occupy Wall Street movement or the rainbow flag that represents the LGBTQ movement. Now there is Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution,” the student-led civil disobedience movement…

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