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  • 9780753814017.jpg I don't normally suggest a Book of the Day but, goodness, y'all need to read this! The historian Roy Strong (most recently the author of the excellent A Little History of the English Country Church) called Antonia Fraser's The Gunpowder Plot "History as it should be written" -- and he's bang on!
    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 Carre novel" according to John Adamson of the Sunday Telegraph. Indulge yourself!

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