Guy Fawkes Preparing The Slow Match, 1902. Artist: Patten Wilson
'Guy Fawkes Preparing The Slow Match, 1902. Fawkes (1570-1606) was an English conspirator who attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament on November 5th 1605 during the State Opening of Parliament by James I. The plot was foiled after a tip-off and Fawkes was arrested by guards after a search of the cellars. Fawkes and the other conspirators were executed for treason in 1606. After a work by Patten Wilson (1869-1934). From A Child's History of England by Charles Dickens [J. M. Dent & Co., New York, 1902]. (Colorised black and white print).
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