Happy Guy Fawkes Day!

Happy Guy Fawkes Day/Bonfire Night!

…Well, in England anyway. America doesn’t really celebrate Guy Fawkes day as an official holiday, and I am willing to bet that our familiarity with the holiday comes from V for Vendetta.

In an attempt to learn some more about the holiday and the Gunpowder Treason and Plot that made Guy Fawkes famous, here’s a list for your perusal and further education.

Remember, Remember!/the fifth of November….

Children and Teen Books

Bonfire Night (Don’t Forget) by Monica Hughes; 978-0431154084

Daredevils and Desperadoes: 20 Stories  from British History by Geraldine McCaughrean, illustrated by Richard Brassey; 978-1842550595

The Truth About Guy Fawkes? A Stuart Mystery by Terry Deary, illustrated by Linda Birch; 978-0749622114

Guy Fawkes (Famous People, Famous Lives) by Harriet Castor and Peter Kent; 978-0749643164

Our Island Story: From James I and Guy Fawkes to Queen Victoria by H.E. Marshall, narrated by Anna Bentinck and Daniel Philpott; 978-9626344118

Brilliant Brits: Guy Fawkes by Richard Brassey; 978-1842552315

Guy Fawkes (British History Makers) by Leon Ashworth; 978-1842343029

Guy Fawkes: Guilty or Innocent? (The Timewarp Trials) by Stewart Ross; 978-0237542498

Little Histories: Guy Fawkes by Rob Childs; 978-0750030144

Life Stories: Guy Fawkes by Clare Chandler, illustrated by Barbara Loftus; 978-0750223003

The Life of Guy Fawkes by Emma Lynch; 978-0431181028

Guy Fawkes (History Makers) by Sarah Ridley; 978-0749687120

Guy Fawkes (Who Was…?) by Dereen Taylor; 978-0750251945

Gunpowder Guy: The Story of Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot by Stewart Ross and Sue Shields; 978-0750225014

The Story of Guy Fawkes (Historical Stories) by Rob Childs, illustrated by Gini Wade; 978-0750254755

Two Famous People: Florence Nightingale and Guy Fawkes by Brian Moses, illustrated by Mike Lacey; 78-0582539983

History Books (more words, less pictures, lots drier)

Remember, Remember: A Cultural History of Guy Fawkes Day by James Sharpe; 978-0674019355

Guy Fawkes or, A Complete History of the Gunpowder Treason by Rev. Thomas Lathbury, MA; 978-1770830912

Gunpowder: The Players Behind the Plot by James Travers; 978-1903365861

Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot by Antonia Fraser; 978-0385471909

The Little Book of Big F*#k Ups: 220 of History’s Most Regrettable Moments by Ken Lytle and Katie Corcoran Lytle; 978-1440512520


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