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What Was The Gunpowder Plot

Author : John Gerard
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044068414
Genre : Conspiracy
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Faith And Treason

Author : Antonia Fraser
ISBN : PSU:000049067439
Genre : History
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Recounts one of the most famous conspiracies in British history, the attempt in 1605, led by Guy Fawkes, to blow up the House of Parliament and King James I

Investigating Gunpowder Plot

Author : Mark Nicholls
ISBN : 0719032253
Genre : Great Britain
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Everyone now agrees that the contemporary authorities did not do a good job investigating the alleged assassination attempt on James I in 1606. Nicholls (manuscripts and archives, Cambridge U. Library) contends that there was indeed a plot, and that the government never caught the main culprit: the ninth earl of Northumberland. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Gunpowder Plot

Author : Alan Haynes
ISBN : 0752457543
Genre : History
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Every child has heard of Guy Fawkes and will most likely have watched a "guy" being burnt on a bonfire and fireworks lighting up the night sky on Bonfire Night. This book answers the questions of history that lie behind the celebrations of 5 November. Who was Guy Fawkes and how did he come to be below the chamber of the House of Lords in the first hour of November 5, 1605? What desperation drove those involved to plan a horrific massacre of the Protestant royal family and government? Alan Haynes's probing analysis offers the clearest, most balanced view yet of often conflicting evidence, as he disentangles the threads of disharmony, intrigue, betrayal, terror, and retribution. In this new, updated edition he gathers together startling evidence to uncover the depth and extent of the plot, and how close the plotters came to de-stabilizing the government in one of the most notorious terrorist plots of British history. This enthralling book will grip the general reader, while the scope of its detailed research will require historians of the period to consider again the commanding importance of the plot throughout the seventeenth century.

The Gunpowder Plot

Author : Antonia Fraser
ISBN : 9780297857938
Genre : History
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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.

Poets Players And Preachers

Author : Anne James
ISBN : 9781442649378
Genre : History
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On the night of November 4th 1605, the English authorities uncovered an alleged plot by a group of discontented Catholics to blow up the Houses of Parliament with the lords, princes, queen and king in attendance. The failure of the plot is celebrated to this day and is known as Guy Fawkes Day. In Poets, Players and Preachers, Anne James explores the literary responses to the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot in poetry, drama, and sermons. This book is the first full-length study of the literary repercussions of the conspiracy. By analyzing the genres of poems, plays, and sermons produced between 1605 and 1688, the author argues that not only did the continuous reinterpretation of the conspiracy serve religious and political purposes but that such literary reinterpretations produced generic changes.

The Gunpowder Plot History In An Hour

Author : Sinead Fitzgibbon
ISBN : 9780007508075
Genre : History
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Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.

Gunpowder Plots

Author : Antonia Fraser
ISBN : 9780141909332
Genre : History
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400 years ago this November the most ambitious and extraordinary plot ever conceived in this country came close to success: the attempt by Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators to destroy in a single, annihilating blast the entire British ruling class and royal family. This book draws on the expertise of different writers to bring to life the immense implications of the Plot and the strange way they have echoed down to us over four centuries in what remains the quintessential English festival. Pauline Croft writes about the amazing plot itself and the anxious, unstable world of Jacobean Britain, Antonia Fraser imagines a world in which the plot had succeeded, Justin Champion dramatizes the national emergency that followed the plot's discovery and its savage anti-Catholicism, David Cressy traces how Bonfire Night has been celebrated since its inception as a holiday, Mike Jay focuses on the most famous and enduring rituals held each year at Lewes and Brenda Buchanan offers a wonderful history of fireworks in Britain.

A History Of The Gunpowder Plot

Author : Philip Sidney
ISBN : UCD:31175013987949
Genre : Great Britain
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Guy Fawkes Or The Gunpowder Treason

Author : William Harrison Ainsworth
ISBN : OXFORD:600047469
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