The Gunpowder Plot: Terror And Faith In 1605 (Paperback)Lady Antonia Fraser (author)
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A bestselling historian's gripping 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.
'An excellent book which unravels the whole story of the plot' Literary Review
'Told with impressive scholarship and panache ... with a sense of pace and tension worthy of a John le Carre novel' Sunday Telegraph
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 480
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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