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Guy Fawkes was a terrorist.

Guy Fawkes was one of a group of terrorists who plotted to blow up the Houses of Parliament on Nov. 5, 1605. The plan, known as the "Gunpowder Plot," was discovered the day before. The reasons behind the plot are suspected to be religious in origin, although historians don't agree on whether the terrorists were acting to re-establish Catholicism or to reinforce the Protestants in power.

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