Friday, November 4, 2011

Guy Falkes Mask - by Mckackr - Máscara de Guy Falkes


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illustration of Guy Fawkes,1840 
If you want to protest, like people are doing in Wall Street, and now hrere in Brazil too, take here your Guy Falkes Mask.
Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries, belonged to a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Fawkes was born and educated in York. His father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant Catholic. Fawkes later converted to Catholicism and left for the continent, where he fought in the Eighty Years' War on the side of Catholic Spain against Protestant Dutch reformers. He travelled to Spain to seek support for a Catholic rebellion in England but was unsuccessful. He later met Thomas Wintour, with whom he returned to England. Wintour introduced Fawkes to Robert Catesby, who planned to assassinate King James I and restore a Catholic monarch to the throne. The plotters secured the lease to an undercroft beneath the House of Lords, and Fawkes was placed in charge of the gunpowder they stockpiled there. Prompted by the receipt of an anonymous letter, the authorities searched Westminster Palace during the early hours of 5 November, and found Fawkes guarding the explosives. Over the next few days, he was questioned and tortured, and eventually he broke. Immediately before his execution on 31 January, Fawkes jumped from the scaffold where he was to be hanged and broke his neck, thus avoiding the agony of the drawing and quartering that followed. Fawkes became synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot, the failure of which has been commemorated in England since 5 November 1605. His effigy is often burned on a bonfire, commonly accompanied by a firework display. - Wikipedia


PhotobucketSe você quer protestar, como estão fazendo em Wall Street, e agora aqui no Brasil também, pegue aqui sua máscara de Guy Falkes.
Guy Fawkes (Iorque, 13 de abril de 1570 — Londres, 31 de janeiro de 1606), também conhecido como Guido Fawkes, foi um soldado inglês católico que teve participação na "Conspiração da Pólvora" (Gunpowder Plot) na qual se pretendia assassinar o rei protestante Jaime I da Inglaterra e todos os membros do parlamento durante uma sessão em 1605, objetivando o início de um levante católico. Guy Fawkes era o responsável por guardar os barris de pólvora que seriam utilizados para explodir o Parlamento do Reino Unido durante a sessão. Porém a conspiração foi desarmada e após o seu interrogatório e tortura, Guy Fawkes foi executado na forca por traição e tentativa de assassinato. Outros participantes da conspiração acabaram tendo o mesmo destino. Sua captura é celebrada até os dias atuais no dia 5 de novembro, na "Noite das Fogueiras" (Bonfire Night). Guy Fawkes nasceu na cidade de Iorque, e se converteu ao Catolicismo aos dezesseis anos. Como soldado era especialista em explosivos. Por ser simpatizante dos espanhóis católicos, adotou também a versão espanhola de seu nome francês: Guido. - Wikipedia


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