On Saturday night it was Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire Night, as it is more commonly known.
Guy Fawkes was a Catholic who led a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and bring down England’s Protestant monarchy. He was caught, imprisoned in the Tower of London, and tortured for four days under personal orders from King James I.
Interestingly over time, Guy Fawkes has become a symbol of equality and social justice. In recent history, a lot of people have worn masks of him during social, economic or political protests.
The Tower of London is the oldest fortress, palace and prison of its type anywhere in Europe. With a long history of executions, murder and torture, ranging from hanging, beheading, to being hung, drawn and quartered, it is the perfect recipe for a haunted history.
It is no surprise that it ranks as one of the most haunted castles in Britain. Hundreds of ghost sightings have been reported in and around The Tower over the years. If you would like to hear 2 minutes of history about the Tower of London then click here.
Trick-or-treating is a customary celebration for children at Halloween. Children go in costume from house to house, asking for treats such as sweets or sometimes money, with the question, “Trick or treat?”
The word “trick” refers to a threat to do mischief on the home owners or their property if no treat is given. Have you ever played a trick on anyone?
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