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Remember, Remember the Fifth of November: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot Paperback – 19 Oct 2006
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Crackles with the curlicues of original source material (Helen Brown Daily Telegraph)
Pithy, lucid, highly readable, comprehensive (Neil Hanson Sunday Times)
Fascinating (Kathryn Hughes Mail on Sunday)
The best all-round account ... commendably skeptical (Jeremy Black Times Higher Educational Supplement)
Impeccably researched and beautifully written...a terrific history (Dominic Sandbrook Evening Standard)
About the Author
James Sharpe is Professor of History at York University and is the author of The Bewitching of Anne Gunter (Profile) as well as several books on crime and punishment.
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As the author has detailed, discrimination against Catholics was high after the attempt on James I's life. However, over time people have reconciled with the religion and the date has assumed a certain festivity in Great Britain. Now, 400 years after this deed, the 5th of November has been killed by the universality of Haloween. Too bad, since the bonfires, fireworks, and parties seemed to have been a good time to commemorate the uncovering of a murderous event.
This is a nice read about a little known event in America. I guess I should read more British history.
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