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Gunpowder Plot

1605 - 1605

If 1066 is the year every Briton remembers, 5 November is the best-known date. Whoever invented the little rhyme, ‘Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot’, can rest easy. It seems highly unlikely that the day will ever be forgotten, even if few of us could give the year (it was 1605, precisely 400 years ago).