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on 2 March 2014
This was the first book I've read by Antonia Fraser and now I want to read all her others. The true story she tells is as exciting as any fiction, and I was gripped throughout. I particularly enjoyed the way a whole society is brought to life and the famous plot set in the context of its time. Antonia Fraser cares about people and shows what motivates and inspires them, and you see the plot and its consequences evolving with a dreadful inevitability. Highly recommended.
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on 11 January 2014
This is a superb and objective account of the Gunpowder plot and the political and religious climate of the time..It takes away the normal caricatures we are presented with of catholic unrest and persecution ,Not a book for the casual interested but well worth the effort
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on 16 June 2013
This is an extremely well written and researched book. The background to the treason gave a good understanding of the period and a greater insight into minds of the protagonists. Well worth buying.
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on 6 September 2013
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on 1 February 2014
This is a great read: clearly written and highly engaging. It offers a balanced analysis that cuts through the extensive biased commentary that has come before it.
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on 1 March 2013
Well documented read almost novel like in its presentation.i would recommend this book to anyone interested in historical fact.learnt a lot from reading this
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on 8 November 2012
An excellent book, meticulously researched, that gives the background to a familiar story in a compelling manner. I was sorry when I came to the last page.
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on 2 October 2015
Good
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on 21 August 2001
Before I read this I only had a cursory knowledge of the background to November 5th. This book brings to life the characters and the reasoning behind the Gunpowder Plot. It flows very easily and engages your sympathy.
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on 12 May 2015
Excellent ! Just what you'd expect from Antonia Fraser.
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