Guy,1570–1606, English conspirator and leader in the Gunpowder plot of 1605: Guy Fawkes Day is observed on November 5 by the building of effigies and bonfires.

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  • It is anti-administration but in no way advocates violence—the title of the effort itself is the only overt reference to Fawkes.

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    The GOP vs. 'King Obama'

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    May 1, 2010

  • As Fawkes noted, the Nazi reference has been removed, and no explanation appears forthcoming.

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    August 13, 2012

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Guy . 1570–1606, English conspirator, executed for his part in the Gunpowder Plot to blow up King James I and the Houses of Parliament (1605). Effigies of him (guys) are burnt in Britain on Guy Fawkes Day (Nov 5)
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