Talk:Guy Fawkes

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Cause of Guy Fawkes death[edit]

Broken neck, he jumped from a window to avoid the gruesome alternative which was to be hung, drawn and quartered. Sarahsp8 (talk) 20:28, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Nonsense Johnbod (talk) 20:40, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Spurious quote[edit]

It being Guy Fawkes night I came over to read this article, mostly expecting a bitter edit war over whether he was an 'evil terrorist' or a 'Catholic hero', I am well pleased this is a featured article.

"Guy Fawkes is sometimes toasted as "the last man to enter Parliament with honest intentions"." from the Legacy section. Well actually this quote is from the book that supports it, the quote has been discussed elsewhere (mostly due to its presence here), but there is no 'sometimes' about it, it is a quote from a well known professor of history. I think this quote should be properly attributed to the only reliable source mentioning it.

(Sharpe, J. A. (2005), Remember, Remember: A Cultural History of Guy Fawkes Day (illustrated ed.), Harvard University Press, ISBN 0-674-01935-0).

Something like: "James Sharpe, professor of history at the University of York, described in one of his books how Guy Fawkes is often toasted as "the last man to enter Parliament with honest intentions"." which is more specific. Dysklyver 11:49, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

That seems reasonable, done. Eric Corbett

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