Guy Fawkes and James I two-sided teapot prototype modeled by Anthony Cartlidge and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in 2003. Guy Fawkes (1570-1606) led a group who tried to kill King James I and blow up Parliament on November 5, 1605, to avenge the persecution of Roman Catholics in England. Called the Gunpowder Plot, Fawkes was caught in the act in the Parliament building cellars. He and his co-conspirators were tortured and executed by hanging. James I (1566-1625) was born in Scotland and became king of England after the death of Elizabeth I in 1603, becoming King James VI of Scotland and King James I of England. His notable accomplishments while King were designing the British flag by combining both English and Scottish symbolism, and commissioning an English version of the Bible. This event is commemorated annually in England on Bonfire Night, a night of fireworks and celebration, on Guy Fawkes Day each November 5. A dummy on a tree stump forms the handle of the teapot while a gunpowder keg and fireworks forms the spout.