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5.0 out of 5 stars The Gunpowder Plot and the surrounding story
Most people living in Britain get a loud reminder of the Gunpowder Plot every 5th November but how many could describe what happened and the events which drove it.

An hour spent reading this book takes you back to the root cause of the conspiracy with King Henry VIII creating the Church of England to the detriment of the established Catholic church. Through the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars very interesting
Gave me a more insight into the overall characters in the plot.lLght and readable and I would recommend it as a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Gunpowder Plot and the surrounding story, 9 Nov 2012
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Most people living in Britain get a loud reminder of the Gunpowder Plot every 5th November but how many could describe what happened and the events which drove it.

An hour spent reading this book takes you back to the root cause of the conspiracy with King Henry VIII creating the Church of England to the detriment of the established Catholic church. Through the religious turmoil of the following years, with Catholism back in and then rapidly out of favour again, there is one final throw of the dice in favour of Catholism by Robert Catesby.

Who is Robert Catesby? Well that's exactly why you need to read this book. He was the prime mover of the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament when the King was addressing the assembled nobility in 1605. Guy (Guido) Fawkes was the explosives man caught red handed poised to complete the task.

The book completes the story with what happened next as Guy Fawkes was tortured to reveal the conspiracy's details and the remaining plotters were rounded up, tried and executed.

This "History in an Hour" book has more detail than others in the series as the overall subject is far smaller than, for example, World War Two: History in an Hour. The rest of the format is the same with a main narrative containing pictures, brief biographies of the people involved and a timeline of events.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic., 30 Oct 2012
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This ebook does exactly what it says on the tin - it provides you with a reasonably depth of knowledge on the subject area, without being boring or like a textbook. The narrative is accessible, and although it took me slightly over an hour, I thoroughly enjoyed the read.

This book isn't for those looking for great depth, but if you want an accessible overview without presumed knowledge then you are in for a treat. Will definitely be purchasing more from the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An "explosive" read!, 22 May 2014
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I found this to be a really informative and entertaining book.I found out facts about the Gunpowder Plot that I previously did not know and I found it very informative and interesting,Recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I live and learn!, 19 May 2014
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Although I was taught about this, as a child, in the 1950's, there were parts of this that I had never known, and therefore, it was really interesting, in a historical way.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gunpowder Plot, 23 April 2014
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Love these History in an hour books - very informative and build on knowledge you already have from School days
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gunpowder Plot, 12 April 2014
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Thoroughly enjoyed it, and learnt some new facts about the men involved in this turbulent time in our history. Would recommend if only to brush up on some history.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 19 Mar 2014
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For the price I thought it was value for money to give an insight into Gun Powder Plot how it was all really over greed by the king and how the peasants were highly taxed and religion. A good to read if you want to know why we still celebrate Gunpowder Plot or should I say Bonfire night especially if youngsters want to know the real reason.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read, 11 Mar 2014
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Quick short informative way to remember the facts behind the treason plot and the players involved - interesting quick read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says, 2 Mar 2014
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An easy read of the gunpowder plot, that lasts under an hour. For the price a good and interesting read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy read, 16 Feb 2014
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Fascinating piece of history condensed to an hour's read· A story of extreme terrorism, plot and courage with a few gruesome parts thrown in .
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