The Gunpowder Plot: Terror And Faith In 1605 (468382)
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‘A bestselling historian’s account of the Gunpowder Plot — ‘History as it should be written’ — Roy Strong.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.’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 Carr? novel’ John Adamson, Sunday TelegraphBiographical NotesSince 1969, Antonia Fraser has written many acclaimed historical works which have been international bestsellers, including Marie Antoinette, Mary Queen of Scots (James Tait Black Memorial Prize), Cromwell: Our Chief of Men, The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605 (St Louis Literary Award; CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger). Antonia Fraser was made CBE in 1999, and awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2000. She is married to the playwright Harold Pinter and lives in London.