Too Dumb to Live

History’s most famous conspirators are usually notable for either being spectacularly successful or too dumb to live. A lot (a LOT) of them fall into the latter category, including Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators, who failed spectacularly at blowing up Parliament and went on trial starting January 27, 1606. I’ve already covered the plot itself, which was pretty much a giant lesson in how … Continue reading Too Dumb to Live

Birth of a Nation

And two start to become one…again. On July 22, 1706, commissioners from England and Scotland agreed to the Acts of Union, which, when passed the following year, would unite the two countries officially and create the Kingdom of Great Britain. Although England and Scotland had shared a monarch for over 100 years, they still technically remained separate countries at the start of the18th century. There … Continue reading Birth of a Nation