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     Bonfire Night pronunciation in American English
  1. the night of November 5th, when British people have bonfires and light fireworks to celebrate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605
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Guy Fawkes was arrested on November 5th 1605 while guarding explosives placed under the House of Lords by a group of Catholics who hoped to assassinate James I and put a Catholic monarch on the throne. Several of the plotters, including Guy Fawkes, were tried and executed.


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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