Friday, 5 November 2010

Remember, remember, the 5th of November...

Remember, remember, the 5th of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot.
I see no reason why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

405 years ago, agents working for a foreign power attempted to murder the King, his wife and children, the entire nobility, including all judges, and the elected Commons of Parliament, as a prelude to an invasion and the eventual conquest of the nation, and the Inquisition of the Church of England.

They did not succeed. English liberty was preserved, more than anything, by sheer, blind luck.

Our freedoms are hard-won, but easily lost, sometimes given away. Remember that on Bonfire Night.