Saturday, 8 November 2008

Guy Fawkes' Birth Place

The blue plaque outside the Guy Fawkes Inn on High Petergate reads as follows:
GUY FAWKES BORN HERE
APRIL 13th 1570
The notorious gunpowder plotter who attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament on November 5th 1605.
He was hung, drawn and quartered in Westminster London January 31st 1606.
The interior of the Guy Fawkes Inn

8 comments:

marley said...

What more could you want - history and drink!

Wayne said...

Dwelling too long on the details of hanged, drawn and quartered might put some off their steak and kidney pie.

babooshka said...

My kind of pub. Another fabulous post, just so unique to the area and real history.

Tanya said...

I'm with Marley! Perfect place for a drink!

Wanda said...

Was he acquitted a few years ago or am I just dreaming? Possibly deranged?? Seriously, drink and history? This could be my type of place.

Ruby said...

Thanks all - I am thinking this might become a hang out. Will have to go back as a patron sometimes soon, instead of just nipping in cheekily to take a pic. Wayne, I may not order steak and kidney pie though if I stay for lunch ;-)

JollyGreenP said...

Hi Ruby,
if you look down Stonegate ypu'll find another plaque with claims to the birthplace of Guy Fawkes. I think the actual birthplace is located within the buildings behind Stonegate and Petergate and very much open to debate. The debate has gone on for as many years as I can remember (a lot.

J.

tr3nta said...

A Guinness please... what a nice place...