Nine things you never knew about Guy Fawkes

This drawing depicts the moment when gunpowder plotter Guy Fawkes was discovered in the cellars of the Houses of Parliament alongside a secret store of explosives. As a young man, Fawkes worked in Sussex in Viscount Montagus household at Cowdray Place.

This drawing depicts the moment when gunpowder plotter Guy Fawkes was discovered in the cellars of the Houses of Parliament alongside a secret store of explosives. As a young man, Fawkes worked in Sussex in Viscount Montagus household at Cowdray Place.

Bonfire Night, also known as Fireworks’ Night or Guy Fawkes Night, is a British tradition dating back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I.

However, although Guy Fawkes is a well known character in British history here are nine facts you may not already know...