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Guy Fawkes’ Lantern: The lantern reputedly used by Guy Fawkes in the cellars beneath Parliament while attempting to blow it up in 1605, is of similar double-sleeve form with a twisting inner cylinder. The Guy Fawkes’ lantern is also a black-out lantern, the inner cylinder swivelling to cover the horn door, thus dampening any light emitted through it. The lantern reputedly used by Guy Fawkes has been in the possession of Oxford University since 1641, when it was presented by Robert Heywood, the son of a Justice of the Peace who had been present at the arrest of Guy Fawkes. It was transferred from the Bodleian Library to the Ashmolean Museum in 1887.
|Height||22.00 cm||(8.66 inches)|
|Width||7.00 cm||(2.76 inches)|
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