Monday, November 5, 2007
"Remember, remember the fifth of November ...
... The Gunpowder Treason and Plot
I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot."
Today, King James I discovered a plot by a small band of English Catholics to assassinate himself as well as the members of Parliament. Early this morning, His Royal Highness discovered a room underneath Parliament filled to bursting with kegs of gunpowder and a man by the name of Guido Fawkes posed with fuses and matches.
One of the conspirators mistakenly warned one of his close friends of the impending attack, who then set the wheels in motion to alert the authorities. Had this plot not been uncovered, the results would have been disastrous.
The Catholics planned to blow up the highest echelon of this great nation in order to bring about the end of Protestant rule and to reinstall popery at the head of this government. By God's divine providence, these conspirators have been capture and will face trial.
Hopefully they will be given the punishment they deserve - one so gruesome that it will be remembered for years to come as a reminder that popery is foolish and the King is God's anointed.
However much this plot has stricken fear into the hearts of those loyal to the church and the King, it's intricacy and undetected execution are almost admirable. I wouldn't be surprised if Shakespeare or a future playwright took this concept and spun it into an astoundingly successful storyline.
Not to mention giving British children an excuse to burn things.