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The real origin of bonfire night.
« on: November 04, 2017, 16:44 »
Just to tell you a little-known fact I've recently come across. When Cockersand Abbey was dissolved in 1539 they set fire to their entire store of alcoholic beverage so Henry VIII couldn't nick it for his own delectation. You could see the flames for miles! This extreme sacrifice had to be revenged, so they devised a cunning plan which was carefully guarded by one of the inhabitant's descendants and then carried out sixty six years later by a band of rebels. Unfortunately, apart from the fact they couldn't read it, they also had the plan upside-down which is why they decided to dig a tunnel underneath the Parliament building instead of firing a rocket down through the roof. One could almost say the Abbey was responsible for this particular celebration, but I couldn't possibly comment!
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