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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
Creator
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."--BOOK JACKET
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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162737
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
942.06/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA392
LC item number
.F76 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the story of the Gunpowder Plot
Label
Faith and treason : the story of the Gunpowder Plot, Antonia Fraser
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random045/96021709.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Nan A. Talese."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [318]-329) and index
Contents
  • pt. 5.
  • Shadow of death
  • pt. 1.
  • Before the fruit was ripe
  • pt. 2.
  • Horse of St George
  • pt. 3.
  • That furious and fiery course
  • pt. 4.
  • Discovery: by God or the devil
Control code
41646
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxv, 347 p.
Isbn
9780385471893
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
96021709
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34699601
  • (OCoLC)34699601
Label
Faith and treason : the story of the Gunpowder Plot, Antonia Fraser
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random045/96021709.html
Publication
Note
"Nan A. Talese."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [318]-329) and index
Contents
  • pt. 5.
  • Shadow of death
  • pt. 1.
  • Before the fruit was ripe
  • pt. 2.
  • Horse of St George
  • pt. 3.
  • That furious and fiery course
  • pt. 4.
  • Discovery: by God or the devil
Control code
41646
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxv, 347 p.
Isbn
9780385471893
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
96021709
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34699601
  • (OCoLC)34699601

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