English conspirator. He converted to
Catholicism at an early age, and served in the
Spanish army in the Netherlands (1593^1604). He was involved in the
Gunpowder Plot, and was caught red-handed and hanged.
Guy Fawkes Remark as quoted in "Gunpowder Treason and Plot" (1976) by Cyril Northcote Parkinson. It was said in response to one of the lords of the King's Privy Chamber, who had asked what Fawkes intended to do with such a large amount of gunpowder.
Guy Fawkes Remark (6 November 1605) as quoted in The Dictionary of National Biography Vol. 6 (1917); He is here invoking a version of a famous statement of Hippocrates, also translated as "Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases."