The Gunpowder Plot: Terror And Faith In 1605 (Paperback)Lady Antonia Fraser (author)
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A bestselling historian's account of the Gunpowder Plot.
With a narrative that grips the reader like a detective story, Antonia Fraser brings the characters and events of the Gunpowder Plot to life. Dramatically recreating the conditions and motives that surrounded the fateful night of 5 November 1605, she unravels the tangled web of religion and politics that spawned the plot.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 131 x 199 x 30 mm
Told with impressive scholarship and panache. The result is a narrative that is clear, balanced, and builds to its denouement with a sense of pace and tension worthy of a John le Carre novel -- John Adamson * Sunday Telegraph *
Every few years a work of history appears that succeeds in connecting its subject to the deeper questions troubling modern society. This is one such book -- Amanda Foreman * Independent *
It has a fine narrative flow, for Antonia Fraser recognises that history is essentially a story, and a gripping one at that. She writes with verve and imagination -- Kenneth Baker * Daily Telegraph *
Fraser's meticulously researched book is an excellent read ... Antonia Fraser has shed much light on one of the most controversial episodes in English history -- Martin Jacques * Observer *
An awe-inspiring tale ... It makes superb armchair entertainment -- Paul Johnson * Daily Express *
Eloquent and moving -- Jonathan Clark * The Times *
History as it should be written -- Roy Strong
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