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Faith and treason : the story of the Gunpowder Plot, Antonia Fraser

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Faith and treason : the story of the Gunpowder Plot
Title
Faith and treason
Title remainder
the story of the Gunpowder Plot
Statement of responsibility
Antonia Fraser
Title variation
  • Faith & treason
  • Gunpowder Plot
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In England, November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day, when fireworks displays commemorate the shocking moment in 1605 when government authorities uncovered a secret plan to blow up the House of Parliament - and King James I along with it. A group of English Catholics, seeking to unseat the king and reintroduce Catholicism as the state religion, daringly placed in position thirty-six barrels of gunpowder in a cellar under the Palace of Westminster. Their aim was to ignite the
  • gunpowder at the opening of the parliamentary session. Though the charismatic Catholic Robert Catesby was the group's leader, it was the devout Guy Fawkes who emerged as its most famous member, as he was the one who was captured and who revealed under torture the names of his fellow plotters. In the aftermath of their arrests, conditions grew worse for English Catholics, as legal penalties against them were stiffened and public sentiment became rabidly intolerant. In a
  • narrative that reads like a gripping detective story. Antonia Fraser has untangled the web of religion, politics, and personalities that surrounded that fateful night of November 5. And in examining the lengths to which individuals will go for their faith, she finds in this long-ago event a reflection of the religion-inspired terrorism that has produced gunpowder plots of our own time
Summary
Recounts one of the most famous conspiracies in British history, the attempt in 1605 to blow up the House of Parliament and King James I
Writing style
Award
Gold Dagger Award for Best Nonfiction of the Year, 1996.
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DLC
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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the story of the Gunpowder Plot
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Faith and treason : the story of the Gunpowder Plot, Antonia Fraser
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Nan A. Talese."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [318]-329) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34699601
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780385471893
Lccn
96021709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34699601
  • (Sirsi) a574793
Label
Faith and treason : the story of the Gunpowder Plot, Antonia Fraser
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Nan A. Talese."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [318]-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34699601
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780385471893
Lccn
96021709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34699601
  • (Sirsi) a574793

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