Washington, DC: Guy Fawkes Night
Cambridge Society of Washington DC invites LSE alumni to dinner and a theatrical re-enactment of the trial of Guy Fawkes on Saturday, November 3rd.
Hear ye! Hear ye!
All British University alumni good and true, Gentlemen and Ladies,
are hereby Summoned by His Majesty King James, to be part of the
Esteemed and Noble Jury at the Washington re-trial of the villainous
Guido Fawkes and his dastardly co-consiprators, on the charge of Highe Treason most fowel.
We all learned of Guy Fawkes's
1605 plot to blow up Parliament when we were in elementary/primary
school. As children we all thrilled in being able to stay up late for
the annual garden bonfire and firework celebration of that infamous
night, complete with the burning of a "Guy" in
effigy, every November 5th. There was surely no more dastardly a plot,
no more plainly guilty a villain ever caught red-handed, as Fawkes, and few events so pivotal to the subsequent course of English and Scottish history.
But did Fawkes really get a fair
trial? Was he manipulated by others in a larger conspiracy? Was justice
served, or was it miscarried in the anti-Papist hysteria of the day,
as Antonia Frasier and others have recently suggested?
Come to the re-trial of Guy Fawkes
and hear prominent local Cambridge alumni attorneys argue the case
anew, in entertaining fashion, in front of YOU, the audience, who will
get a chance to ask your own questions, and then serve as the jury,
deciding whether Guy Fawkes should indeed have been hung, drawn and quartered after all -- or acquitted.
God save his Most Gracious Majesty, King James I of England!
The evening will take place at ye olde Elephant and Castle Pub on Pennsylvania Avenue (n.b. there are two E&C locations in Washington so please be sure to show up to the right one). The registration fee of $40 a
head covers dinner (a selection of
British dishes is offered including a vegetarian option), coffee/tea,
a private room; Cantab DC will have a barman on for the night for a cash bar. Please register at the event link below to reserve your vote in this epic and historical decission! Seats within spitting distance of the gallows, six pence extra.
The link above will bring you to an alternative Cantab DC
website (www.cambridgealumni.org/event-sign-up) to register for the event via PayPal. When registering select the
correct number of guests and click “Buy Now”. Please note that we
cannot offer refunds except if the event is canceled. Please direct any
questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the Cantab DC event flyer here.
This is a Cambridge Society of Washington DC event.
For questions about the AFLSE Washington, DC chapter please contact Anne Wingate, AFLSE DC Chapter Chair, at email@example.com.