The Gunpowder Plot

The Gunpowder Plot : Terror and Faith in 1605

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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.

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 30mm | 340.19g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 24
  • 0753814013
  • 9780753814017
  • 154,976

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Press release & copy of THE GUNPOWDER PLOT sent to usual paperback mailing list AND a special list created for this title. Mailing was sent in time to tie in with Bonfire Night. Special mailing list included history, catholic and specialist publications, as well as selected regional press including publications covering Lewes region etc. Press release was also sent to regional radio stations offering competition copies as author is not available for interview. The following regional radio stations will be holding competitions on/around 5th November 2002.BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (Book of the Week 3/11)BBCRadio EssexBBC Radio NewcastleBBC Radio WM Coventry & WarwickshireBBC Radio MerseysideBBC Radio SolentBBC Midlands Late ShowBBC Radio KentBBC Radio GM

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About Antonia Fraser

Antonia Fraser is the author of many widely acclaimed historical works, including the biographies MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS (a 40th anniversary edition was published in May 2009), CROMWELL: OUR CHIEF OF MEN, KING CHARLES II and THE GUNPOWDER PLOT (CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger; St Louis Literary Award). She has written five highly praised books which focus on women in history, THE WEAKER VESSEL: WOMEN'S LOT IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ENGLAND (Wolfson Award for History, 1984), THE WARRIOR QUEENS: BOADICEA'S CHARIOT, THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII, MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE JOURNEY (Franco-British Literary Prize 2001), which was made into a film by Sofia Coppola in 2006 and most recently LOVE AND LOUIS XIV: THE WOMEN IN THE LIFE OF THE SUN KING. She was awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2000. Antonia Fraser was made DBE in 2011 for her services to literature. Her most recent book is MUST YOU GO?, celebrating her life with Harold Pinter, who died on Christmas Eve 2008. She lives in London. Visit Antonia Fraser's website at

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