Guy Fawkes was 30th in the 2002 BBC 's list of greatest britons.
"The only man to ever enter parliament with honourable intentions".
General Orders for November 5, 1775 :
- Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot...
- Rumour, rumour, pump and derry,
Prick his heart and burn his body,
And send his soul to Purgatory.
As the Commander in Chief has been apprized of a design form'd for the observance of the ridiculous and childish custom of burning the Efficgy of the pope - He cannot help expressing his surprise that there should be Officers and Soldiers in this army so void of common sense, as not to see the impropriety of such a step at the Juncture; at a Time when we are solliciting, and have really obtain'd, the friendship and alliance of the people of Canada, whom we ought to consider as Brethren embarked in the same Cause. The defence of the general Liberty of America: At such a juncture, and in such Cirumstances, to be insulting their Religion, is so monstrous, as not to be suffered or excused; indeed instead of offereng the most remote insult, it is our duty to address public thanks to these our Brethren, as to them we are so much indebted for every late happy Success over the common Enemy in Canada