Thursday, November 05, 2009

Guy Fawkes Night - from the burning of a traitor to Parliament itself

Cranmer would like to wish all of his British readers and communicants a most blessed Guy Fawkes Night, and an exhortation to his non-British (foreign[?], except the colonial) readers and communicants to bear with us while we indulge in this annual eccentricity of which so few now know the origin, meaning or purpose.

If any do not manage to find an effigy of Mr Fawkes to commit to the consuming flame, there is an alternative.

One has to wonder, on the day we commemmorate deliverance from a seditious continental terrorist plot and the treacherous subversion of Rome, that the continental powers have achieved the subjugation of England, her Monarch and her Parliament, and the Treaty of Rome has triumphed. The wheel is come full circle.


Blogger TreeSleeper said...

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5 November 2009 at 14:43  
Blogger Tanfield said...

Your Grace,
Here beginneth the next major chapter in British history. Will it either be continued subjugation to the EUSSR superstate or will the people rise up, overthrow the appeasers and EU quislings and reclaim our glorious birthright?
I suspect that much will depend on the appearance or otherwise of a Churchill/Thatcher figure to rally behind. I have predicted that this would happen since 1973 when I expressed views to my then MP about the future and also since the 1975 referendum in which I voted "no" to continued EEC membership. Hopefully before the end of my days (I am now in my late 50's) I will see the return of a proud, free independant UK!!

5 November 2009 at 14:59  
Anonymous IanCad said...

Your Grace,
Indeed your right hand is worthy. Fear Not!! There will always be a remnant. Full in the knowledge of history, stalwart, fearless and just. They will be found not to be wanting. That trial by fire is a tough one though.
You are not alone.

5 November 2009 at 16:51  
Anonymous Ron Todd said...

A supprising number of people think that we are celebrating the attempt not the failure of the attempt.

5 November 2009 at 17:52  
Blogger Preacher said...

There are still thousands, probably millions who have not bowed the knee to Baal or Babylon & never will. We the nation of Great Britain have overcome greater things than the present situation & we will overcome this as well. We are a warrior nation, unique & formidable, we fight best with our backs against the wall, ask the remnants of the Armada if you can find them or Napoleon or what was left of the jesting French after Agincourt or even Hitler with his Blitzcrieg & Panzer divisions. All wrecked, their contempt for us blown away on the winds of time. The EU can try & hide the facts by rewriting History but the facts remain. Teach them to your children with pride & praise God who has done so much for us, Seek His face again while He may be found see Him scatter His enemies like so much chaff before a hurricane. Have faith & fear not He will deliver His people.

5 November 2009 at 19:06  
Anonymous the Recusant said...

Roma locuta est, causa finita est.

5 November 2009 at 19:33  
Blogger TreeSleeper said...

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5 November 2009 at 19:34  
Anonymous no nonny said...

Thank you, Preacher. That's what we need to hear!

I just listened, stateside, to a talk by the Director of the CIA (info about it at He quoted Churchill - to the effect that 'if we create conflict between the past and the present, then we destroy the future.'** I believe that's right because it's about denial of facts and truth, and the consequent building of houses on things like sand!-

The principle is, I think, applied by the enemy in the re-inscription programme, and of doctrines like 'change for the sake of change'; or 'it's only any good if it's modern.'

And yes, Ron Todd. A case in point! I don't get the misunderstanding - it's not logical! Is it from the mis/dis/information brigade? Or is it even more indirect, and a result of dumbed down education?

Anyway, Your Grace - your picture had me wondering for a minute. I've been waiting all day for signs of insurrection; but I guess we won't hear of them, if there are any.

**He also mentioned the packages used for monitoring blogspots, laptops, and cell phones. So yes, they are watching!

5 November 2009 at 19:46  
Anonymous non mouse said...

Thanks for that link, TreeSleeper. My computer doesn't play videos properly, so I couldn't watch it all. But I was glad to see the size of the crowd, the voices raised, and to know that we're not alone in our disgust and calls for attention from the 'government.'

5 November 2009 at 20:04  
Blogger Brad Evans said...

"Treacherous subversion of Rome?" Are you still angry about Claudius and Julius Caesar? Wow.

6 November 2009 at 01:52  
Anonymous not a machine said...

It has somthing of a funeral about it I agree and historical mistakes have been made.

What i find both interesting and annoying at the moment is the way the different view points are comming into contact and producing disturbing answers .

It is quite clear that socialism has made some terrible error in surpressing and ridiculing christianity in this country , what it thought would be an entertaining multicultural experiment to prove socialism , has created a society based on consumer values , marketing and mass media . perhaps not only the gold was sold off cheap !

we have definitely udergone some sort of conversion , but I wonder if it is more Baal than god.

I still do not understand why rome does not acknowledge that great lights of science and the arts have been birthed under protestantism , to me it does not acknowledge that god enlightend outside of its control . Roman catholics are belivers in christ , my understanding of it is , it is not a competative market , more a personal necessity , yet these people with big political ideas errode it and break it up to use an ingredient for there designs.

The cost of breaking us for the EU is a failed socialist experiment and empty pews .the kelly report should be the least of there future concerns , with this legacy .

6 November 2009 at 02:46  
Anonymous no nonny said...

Brad Evans - Are you American, or something?

"Treacherous subversion of Rome.."
I take His Grace to refer to the Roman Church and its plots to reverse the Reformation. That's what the Gunpowder Plot was about in 1605.

As someone pointed out above, we annually burn the straw 'Guy' on a bonfire to celebrate the failure of the Plot. Traditionally, children collected money for their 'Guy' and their fireworks, chanting some version of the following:

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know no reason
Why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up King and Parli'ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's mercy he was catch'd
With dark lantern and burning match.

Holla boys, holla boys, let the bells ring.
Holla boys, holla boys, God save the King!
And what should we do with him? Burn him!

Anyway, back to your comment: So -all the way from Julius and Claudius, through William the Bastard and Guy Fawkes, the Romans never did give up. And now they're beating us with the sticks of both that nasty Treaty of Rome and the re-insurgence of Catholicism.

Personally, I think they're the ones who deserve your denigrating 'wow,' if only for the persistence of their aggression.

6 November 2009 at 05:22  

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