Nnnnah. It's an excuse to see a couple of hundred quid go up in smoke. Literally.
Basically, Guy Fawkes and his motley wanted to oust James II (?) because he was Catholic. Or was he protestant? Either way, they weren't happy. So they had this elaborate plot to blow up parliament with a shit load of black powder.
Guy and his band are caught, tortured, and executed.
This is why the Guy is thrown on the fire, and everyone buys fireworks (to represent Parliament going up in a ball of flame).
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