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Guy Fawkes Signature

Guy Fawkes signature before and after being tortured

After Guy Fawkes was caught he claimed that his name was John Johnson, he was questioned and tortured and eventually signed a confession in the name of Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted when fighting for the Spanish. His sentence was to be hung drawn and quartered but immediately before his execution on 31 January, Guy Fawkes leapt from the scaffold where he was to be hanged and broke his neck, saving him the agonising process of being drawn and quartered before his death. His body was subsequently quartered and his remains were sent to the “four corners of the kingdom” as a warning to others.