“Remember, Remember the fifth of November…”

The Gunpowder treason and plot.” A few USA students know the couplet regarding 5 November. A few more know the date from V for Vendetta. But the history of the plot uncovered on 5 November 1605, and subsequent treason day celebrations in England remain worthy objects of consideration. Eastern Illinois University history professor Newton Key discusses the Plot, the day, and possible relevance for the contemporary world on Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint on Radio New Zealand, 9 November 2014. If you are not in New Zealand, a podcast is available. Dr. Key has previously discussed aspects of the plot and its memory with a Daily Eastern News Online news editor in 2006, and on the CNN “belief blog” in 2011.

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