My kids have been asking me questions about Guy Fawkes and i realized i know nothing about it so decided to do some research and educate myself and children…
"Four hundred years ago, in 1605, a man called Guy Fawkes and a group of plotters attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London with barrels of gunpowder placed in the basement. They wanted to kill King James and the king’s leaders.
When Queen Elizabeth 1st took the throne of England she made some laws against the Roman Catholics. Guy Fawkes was one of a small group of Catholics who felt that the government was treating Roman Catholics unfairly. They hoped that King James 1st would change the laws, but he didn't.
Catholics had to practise their religion in secret. There were even fines for people who didn't attend the Protestant church on Sunday or on holy days. James lst passed more laws against the Catholics when he became king."
interesting stuff … now here are some ideas for a fun filled fireworks party xx
PS Be aware of pets in your area if you planning on using crackers
Rescue dops and classical music help my dogs get through the bangs xx