Remember, remember the Fifth of November! Guy Fawkes has become an iconic face of the American Occupy movement, but was the Gunpowder Plot really an effort to improve the lot of the lower classes? This week we will explore the religious terrorism that inspired a national holiday.
Antonia Fraser. Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot. Doubleday, 1996.
Alan Haynes. The Gunpowder Plot. History Press Limited, 2010.
J.A. Sharp. Remember, Remember: A Cultural History of Guy Fawkes Day. Harvard University Press, 2005.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)