Today Mrs Twins has gone back to School for a History lesson. It's been a long time since I did any 'homework' so it's been quite a change for me on this Tuesday morning. ha.ha.!!
My research today has been on Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night for all my SIBOL friends. We have a Challenge on SIBOL for 'Firey, Bright, Sparkly, Explosive Squares!' There may be friends in other countries who do not know about this yearly event so I will tell you.
Guy Fawkes was brought up as a Protestant, but later became a Catholic. When James 1 became King in 1603, Guy Fawkes and other Catholics hoped for better treatment than they had received during Elizabeths 1's reign. But James 1 allowed the persecution of Catholics to continue. In 1604, a small group of Catholics, led by Robert Catesby, plotted to kill the King. They invited Guy Fawkes to join them because of his ability to deal with explosives. (A bit of a bad boy I think!)
Anyway, the plan was to blow up the House of Lords when the King came to open Parliament on 5th November 1605. They hired a cellar and filled it with gunpowder. Guy Fawkes agreed to light the fuse. But the plot was discovered, and on 4th November Guy Fawkes was arrested. Although he was tortured, at first he bravely refused to name the other conspirators. Eventually he signed a confession, and was tried and executed.
Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire night is an annual celebration held on the evening of 5th November to mark the failure of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
All over the UK Fireworks are on sale, they have not as yet been banned as in Australia I think. Festivities are centred on the use of Fireworks and the lighting of Bonfires and of course many people make their own versions of Guy Fawkes to sit on top of the fires!
I have told you about the yearly event in the UK. Do you think now you could Crochet or Knit a couple of Squares with your own ideas?
There is a limit of 2 Squares
The Deadline is 31st September.
Why not have a go on our SIBOL Challenge? Thank you Karin for suggesting this post.
At lunchtime today I had two lots of Squares arrive.
I have combined them today in one Slide Show I hope you
don't mind Debi and Jean Nock.
DebiY has sent in great Squares for our Men's Blanket and Jean Nock has sent in
Squares which have lovely Flowers in the centre. Both lots of Squares are really
nice and they will be so useful, thank you!!
Here's the Slide Show, sit back and enjoy Ladies!
Have a great day everyone and don't forget to have a think about the Bonfire Challenge!