The Gunpowder Plot

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Sutton, 2001 - 184 pages
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In this general study of the gunpowder plot in its historical context, Alan Haynes uncovers the truth about this Catholic conspiracy. Who was Guy Fawkes and how did he come to be below the chamber of the House of Lords in the first hour of 5 November 1605? What desperation drove those involved to plan a horrific massacre of the Protestant royal family and government? Haynes's analysis offers a clear, balanced view of often conflicting evidence, as he disentangles the threads of disharmony, intrigue, betrayal, terror and retribution.

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Yet another book on the Gunpowder Plot. Of the three I’ve read so far, this is the most straightforward; a direct account of the plot without going too far into the background or results. The account ... Read full review

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