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The Gunpowder Ghosts | Bonfire Night November 5th | The Guy Fawkes Inn | York England | Paranormal | Historical | Haunted | United Kingdom | BoiCGH

"REMEMBER REMEMBER THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER".

Think ghosts aren’t real?

Think again as you read our real history and hauntings of Englands Bonfire Night.

This annual November 5th celebration, known as both Bonfire Night and Fireworks Night, began in the United Kingdom way back in 1605.

We all know that many wars are started by either politics or religious conflict and these were stark and barbaric times!

Over six hundred years ago when Henry VIII required that everyone in England convert to Protestantism. It is said he grew tired of seeking repeated marriage annulments from the Catholic church, after multiple failed marriages, and decided to become Protestant. This was all part of his plan to swiftly marry Anne Boleyn.

King James the First declared that all townsfolk must attend Protestant churches. It actually became mandatory law and if you failed to attend you were severely punished. 

Naturally, this caused great tension seeing how there were many practising Roman Catholic congregations too. Also, many wanted England to become Catholic again.

A small group of Catholic conspirators assembled, led by Robert Catesby, in attempts to construct a plan to blow up Londons Houses Of Parliament, the aritstocracy, the King and his Ministers during the States opening with hopes that they would no longer be bound by the Kings new law. People wanted freedom to choose which churches they attended.

A man known as Gido Fawkes, a known soldier and religious fanatic, later referred to as Guy Fawkes was put in charge of monitoring the gunpowder stores for the operation which were housed directly beneath Parliaments chambers.

They wrote letters to anyone they wanted protecting from the blast, informing them to stay away from the Houses of Parliament on November 5th, the date scheduled for explosion.

However, the King was informed of this secret plot and Guy was apprehended and taken to Traitors Gate at the Towers of London. They tortured him for several days then publicly hung, drawn and quartered him at the Old Palace Yard in Westminster. After his death many fights broke out between churches.

Truth is, there are many who celebrate the fact that Parliament was never set alight, saying if the plot would have succeeded there would be no British Empire, a Catholic Monarchy? Whilst others curse the fact that it did not go ahead.

However, November 5th became a day of remembrance where people would create Guy Fawkes effagies from hay, newspaper, old fabric and sackcloth and burn him on a bonfire.

Around a week before bonfire night, children would collect firewood and take their ‘GUY’ around local villages, knocking on doors asking ‘do you have a penny for the guy?’

Fireworks such as glittering cartwheels, spinning pinwheels, space rockets, and sparklers are enjoyed whilst singing the time old traditional song :

REMEMBER REMEMBER THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER

GUNPOWDER, TREASON AND PLOT

I SEE NO REASON WHY GUNPOWDER TREASON

SHOULD EVER BE FORGOT

GUY FAWKES, GUY FAWKES,

‘TWAS HIS INTENT

TO BLOW UP THE KING

AND PARLIAMENT

‘THREE SCORE BARRELS OF GUNPOWDER BELOW

POOR OLD ENGLAND TO OVERTHROW

BY GODS PROVIDENCE HE WAS CATCHED

WITH A DARK LANTERN

AND A BURNING MATCH

HOLLER BOYS, HOLLER BOYS

LET THE BELLS RING

HOLLER BOYS, HOLLER BOYS

GOD SAVE THE KING.

The Guy Fawkes Inn, located in York, England is birthplace of Guy Fawkes who was born here in 1570.

This inn is so haunted it is Englands most popular inn for paranormal investigators.

Ghosts of children are seen running about the rooms, and playing with miniature chalkboards. Many have witnessed the apparition of a little girl with blonde hair and beautiful green eyes is sometimes seen in the bedrooms, also a lady known as Hope who may have been injured here and is seen cradling her arm.

Also sighted is the apparition of a Priest in the inns Bellfry room and even full spectre families are all frequently encountered here.

Amazing to think that Guy Fawkes himself was born here. Guy was a known prankster and schemer.

Maybe it would explain the trickster shadow figures and eery entities known to reside here.

Could the presence of Guy Fawkes be residually haunting this inn even today?

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