Remember, remember the Fifth of November
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot.
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
On November 5th, 1605, Robert Catesby led a group of conspirators (including the more famous Guy Fawkes) in a plot to assassinate King James I by blowing up Parliament. Guy Fawkes was responsible for igniting the barrels of gunpowder that the conspirators planned to use, giving rise to his being the best (often the only) known member of the plot in popular culture. The anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot is still known as Guy Fawkes Day (or Night).