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Remember, remember the Fifth of November The Gunpowder Treason

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The Papist Powder Treason - Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations

« Book of Common Prayer 1662

Auld Lang Syne : English »

The Papist Powder Treason image seen here was typical anti catholic satire of the time and the inscription content is as follows, Lettered with texts in Latin, English, Dutch and German, the most prominent being as follows: above the image, the title followed by “1588/Deo trin-uni …/To God, In Memory of

The Papist Powder TreasonHis double Deliverance from ye invincible Navie and ye unmatcheable Powder-Treason/Dem Trey-Einigen Gott …/1605″; within the horseshoe shape of the Armada, “Ventorum Ludibrium”; on a ray of light emerging from the name of Jehovah and penetrating the cellar of the Palace of Westminster, “Video rideo/I see and smile/Ick sie en lach/Ich Sihe und Lache”; below the image verses in three columns, beginning, “Octogesimus octavus, mirabilis Annus …/Im Acht und Achtzigesten Jahr …/In eighty eight, Spayne arm’d with potent Might …”.
The Papist Powder Treason image was invented by Samuell Ward, a preacher of Ipswich but date unknown. Click On The Image For Enlargement © The Trustees of the British Museum.

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