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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Parliament Hill - Competition

Back in 1605 Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators planned on standing here on Parliament Hill to watch Parliament blow up as a result of their handiwork.

The Catholics of the time were pretty upset with the king, who they thought should be more sympathetic toward them. (especially as his mother was a catholic) and so planned to kill him in this spectacular explosion. Some thought this a bit drastic and the king was forewarned.

London has so many cool places to see. So we are offering two of you the chance to win a copy of Le Cool Guide London
  • To enter just answer the following question:

Name the King Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators were planning to kill.

Make sure you leave a link so I can contact you.

All correct entries will go into a draw and 2 will be selected to win a copy of Le Cool Guide London.

The people at vouchercodes.co.uk who enabled this completion to happen also have London accommodation deals at present like a 10% off at hotels.com discount

16 comments:

koala said...

Hint: allow comment moderation for this post cause everybody can just copy the answer from the first poster.

Karine said...

The King of England in 1605 was James the 1st, who was also King of Scots, James VI.

Elise said...

great collaboration Mo - good luck everyone !

Rashed said...

As Karine said, it was James I of England (VI of Scotland).

BTW, wouldn't it be ironic if England did take Pope Benedict up on his offer and rejoin the Catholic Church?

Angie said...

James I - because he was not tolerant of Catholics!

Babzy said...

James one of course !!

kanmuri said...

King James I! :D

Remember, remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder treason and plot

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

I like the vast panorama of the city from this vantage open space! Beautiful.

Celine in London said...

It was King James I !

I love parliament Hill!

Angie said...

James 1st Coronation 25th July, Guy arrested 4th Nov (executed 31 Jan 1610), Royal Opening of Parliament 5th Nov, Robert Catesby shot 8th Nov.

lunarossa said...

King James I. I don't like this awful tradition of "burning the guy", seems very macabre to me! Ciao. A.

kylie said...

i love bonfire day! i celebrate it even though i'm in the u.s.
the answer is: king james 1

marley said...

I was going to look it up but then I looked here and saw the answer. So can I cheat and put James I ? Or shall I pretend I researched it?

Great photo and competition. I followed the link and the book looks funky!

Gillian said...

King James I and his parliment. I posted on my blog today...

The Lone Beader said...

King James I. I was in London on Guy Fawkes Day a couple of years ago. That was fun!

William Wallace said...

Parliament Hill, one of my favourite views in London, a great place to chill out at.

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