The Gunpowder Plot: Terror & Faith in 1605

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Mandarin, 1997 - 347 pages
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The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 is one of the most commemorated events in English history, but remains shrouded in mystery. The central aim of his account is to explain why there should have been a plot at all, and why the conspirators risked their lives for what they believed to be the cause of God and their country. The narrative reads like a detective story as Antonia Fraser sets with sympathy and objectivity to untangle the intricate relationship between religion and politics in early-17th-century England.

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User Review  - maura853 - LibraryThing

Fifty pages from the end, and I've given up: the plot has been discovered, the main Plotters are dead, and there may only be the final details to tidy away, but I've finally had enough of Fraser's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Devatipan - LibraryThing

Detailed and balanced account of this famous incident in English/British history. Not all of the footnotes were very useful or necessary, but the text sticks to the point remarkably well. Read full review

Contents

The Honest Papists
19
Diversity of Opinions
37
PART TWO The Horse of St George
55
Copyright

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Antonia Fraser is the author of numerous internationally bestselling biographies, including "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" and "Cromwell: Our Chief of Men".

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