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Penny for the Robert…

Bonfire night

Everyone’s heard of Guy Fawkes. Let’s face it, we’ve all chanted, “Penny for the Guy…” and watched fireworks popping in the sky because of him. However, what many people forget is that he wasn’t the only person involved in the Gunpowder Plot. Far from it! In fact, the real mastermind behind the conspiracy was a…

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On this day 29th October, Sir Walter Raleigh beheaded…

1618 – English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.  He was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I  and was knighted in 1585. He briefly fell from favour when he secretly married  one of the Queen’s ladies-in-waiting, they were both sen to the Tower of London. On 17 November, Raleigh was tried…

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