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Author Haynes, Alan.

Title Gunpowder Plot [electronic resource] / Alan Haynes.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2011]
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Summary 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.
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Subject Catholics -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Conspiracies -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Gunpowder Plot, 1605.
Great Britain -- History -- James I, 1603-1625.
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Other Form: Print version: Haynes, Alan. Gunpowder plot. Stroud [England] : A. Sutton, 1994. 0750903325 : (DLC)95198439
ISBN 9780752476162 (e-pub)
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