Today November 5th is Guy Fawkes Day. On this day in 1605 Guy Fawkes planned to blow up Englands House of Lords, kill the then king (James) and reinstall a Catholic king. He was tortured tried and sentenced to be drawn and quartered but died by suicide. While some commemorate the death of Fawkes for the failure of his plot, others remember him simply as a person who sought to overthrow a despotic king