If the "Jesuit Plan" had succeeded, our world could be very different. It's doubtful the English language would exist in its present form … because this incredibly important book wouldn't exist.
Food for thought? Here's something else to chew on. There are still basements underneath the Houses of Parliament. Better still, the entire world is invited to take a virtual tour: Basement tour. Wonderfully detailed views aren't they? Of course an actual physical tour probably involves security tighter than a bat's squeak.
So tonight let's burn effigies of Guy Fawkes, remind our kids never to play with fireworks and maybe bore them silly by telling them that now and again, books beat bombs.