Today In 1606: Guy Fawkes Is Hanged, Drawn And Quartered

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on this day in 1606: Guy Fawkes is hanged, drawn and quartered for his part in the ‘Gunpowder Plot’.

After the plot failed in November 1605, Guy was taken to the Queen’s House at the Tower of London and interrogated for days. Initially Guy refused to answer any questions, or even give the interrogators his name, in order to give his companions time to organise an uprising. However, when he heard his friends had failed, Guy confessed to the plot and named his conspirators. They were brought to trial and two months later, Guy and three others were dragged from the Tower on wooden stretchers to Westminster to be executed.
 
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