Guy Fawkes


I know this face!! I thought when I met him while walking around the Minster.. but as busy as I have been since I arrived in York, I didn’t have time to understand why the mask of V and Occupy would be hanging from a popular pub in York.

Then someone very fond of history, and stories, explained me the story of Guy Fawkes.. who apparently was born and educated in York, and in 1605 planned to kill the King by blasting the House of Lords, for the sake of Catholicism.

Interesting that his face was chosen a symbol of contemporary revolt to power…

And that’s the most exciting finding in York to date….



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