[ Reading ] ➻ The Gunpowder Plot Author Antonia Fraser – Gasengineersinglasgow.co.uk

[ Reading ] ➻ The Gunpowder Plot  Author Antonia Fraser – Gasengineersinglasgow.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • The Gunpowder Plot
  • Antonia Fraser
  • 03 November 2017
  • 0753814013

The Gunpowder Plot Antonia Fraser, A Popular Historian, Has Delved Into Archives Across Europe To Unravel The True Story Of The Plot By Fanatical Roman Catholics To Blow Up The Houses Of Parliament And King James I At The Opening Of Parliament In 1605.


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10 thoughts on “The Gunpowder Plot

  1. says:

    For much of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I the repression meted out against Catholics increased almost annually You can understand why the Queen might have been a bit annoyed with the Catholics she might well have won the Spanish Armada, but even the joy of winning would have to have been tempered by the fact that these guys literally wanted her dead and were prepared to go to quite an extreme to assure that A Pope had even named her in what we would probably call today a fatwa making it v For much of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I the repression meted out against Catholics increased almost annually You can understand why the Queen might have been a bit annoyed with the Catholics she might well have won the Spanish Armada, but even the joy of winning would have to have been tempered by the fact that these guys literally wanted her dead and were prepared to go to quite an extreme to assure that A Pope had even named her in what we would probably call today a fatwa making it virtually the religious responsibility...

  2. says:

    Remember, remember the fifth of November is a little ditty that even those not living in England are familiar with Guy Fawkes Day always stood out to me personally as it is the birthday of my estranged half sister However one relates to it it is accepted as the Catholic conspiracy to blow up King James I of England Antonia Fraser portraits this undeniable act of terrorism and those involved with it in, Faith and Treason The Story of the Gunpowder Plot Fraser is a master at depicting Remember, remember the fifth of November is a little ditty that even those not living in England are familiar with Guy Fawkes Day always stood out to me personally as it is the birthday of my estranged half sister However one relates to it it is accepted as the Catholic conspiracy to blow up King James I...

  3. says:

    Remember, remember, the 5th of November Gunpowder, treason and plotAt first glance, it might seem a little odd that I am reading a book so closely connected with November and Bonfire Night at the beginning of August But although Fraser manages to untangle much of the still confused circumstances and events which made up the Powder Treason, this book is a lotthan a simple recounting of the events of 1606 She places them in the context of a continuum of events dating back to the reign Remember, remember, the 5th of November Gunpowder, treason and plotAt first glance, it might seem a little odd that I am reading a book so closely connected with November and Bonfire Night at the beginning of August But although Fraser manages to untangle much of the still confused circumstances and events which made up the Powder Treason, this book is a lotthan a simple recounting of the events of 1606 She places them in the context of a continuum of events dating back to the reign of Elizabeth I, and traces their impact and influence all the way down to the modern day, looking at the struggles associated with being part of a minority a Catholic in a country where that had been the majority religion not a hundred years b...

  4. says:

    Whatever Lady Antonia Fraser wrote about I m sure I could read her shopping lists and be entertained would be worth reading The lady is perhaps my favourite mistress of this genre Not simply erudite, eloquent and formidably well educated, she s genuinely talented Such is the key to her success and longevity.It came as no surprise, therefore, that what has to me been one of the most excruciatingly boring episodes in history to glean facts from, was here made gripping material that refused Whatever Lady Antonia Fraser wrote about I m sure I could read her shopping lists and be entertained would be worth reading The lady is perhaps my favourite mistress of this genre Not simply erudite, eloquent and formidably well ...

  5. says:

    There is so much right about this book Her comparisons to the similarities between how today s peoples react to similar movements and plots that cause disruption and turn people s thinking into being wary and wanting protection were very relevant Catholics were not that accepted at this time, but it could have been alot worse and many just out of wanting safety and loose attitude from others about their own practice of their own faith If there was anything that people didn t wantit was to There is so much right about this book Her comparisons to the similarities between how today s peoples react to similar movements and plots that cause disruption and turn people s thinking into being wary and wanting protection were very relevant Catholics were not that accepted at this time, but it could have been alot worse and many just out of wanting safety and loose attitude from others about their own practice of their own faith If there was anything that people didn t wantit was to be felt as a threat or to be moved to worry about Catholicism as a threat And that is exactly what happened The plot people were a bit off the deep end of radical as to where they fit with thegeneral Catholic population, and help from Spain in that way was supremely unwelcome It s well written, well researched, and Ms Fraser knows what she is talking about And she has a good bit of salt in writing style, similar to Barbara Tuchman And when she passes a conclusion, it s re...

  6. says:

    A good, but not perfect, introduction to the Gunpowder Plot The plusses are brevity, and a good background as to why it happened Fraser makes the case that the plot was triggered by the disappointment of leading Catholics to the perceived broken promises of toleration by the new monarch, James I aka James VI of Scotland who ascended the throne of England in 1603 after the death of Elizabeth I James I had a Catholic wife Anne of Denmark but learned how to survive in the violent politics of A good, but not perfect, introduction to the Gunpowder Plot The plusses are brevity, and a good background as to why it happened Fraser makes the case that the plot was triggered by the disappoint...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler

  8. says:

    Very good overview of the plot and key plotters as well as peripheral persons, but would have been stronger without the unnecessary inclusion of 20th century terrorism IRA, Mandela, etc.

  9. says:

    Remember, remember the fifth of November And we do, some four hundred years on The memory of the Gunpowder Plot lingers on to this day in the ritual bonfire and effigy of Guy Fawkes on Bonfire Night on the 5th November, in the ceremonial searching of the vaults and cellars of the House of Lords on the eve of the Opening of Parliament, in the perennial joke regarding Guy Fawkes being the only man to ever enter Parliament with honest intentions However, it is likely that the majority of th Remember, remember the fifth of November And we do, some four hundred years on The memory of the Gunpowder Plot lingers on to this day in the ritual bonfire and effigy of Guy Fawkes on Bonfire Night on the 5th November, in the ceremonial searching of the vaults and cellars of the House of Lords on the eve of the Opening of Parliame...

  10. says:

    Before reading this book, I never understood the religious and cultural history of the gunpowder plot Fraser takes us back to the beginning of the 17th century, when British Catholics were filled with hope at the death of Queen Elizabeth and the ascension to the throne of James I, son of Catholic martyr Mary Queen of Scots Hope soon turned to disillusionment as Catholics realized that James was a thorough Protestant and had no intention of softening the anti Catholic measures the Tudors had pu Before reading this book, I never understood the religious and cultural history of the gunpowder plot Fraser takes us back to the beginning of the 17th century, when British Catholics were filled with hope at the death of Queen Elizabeth and the ascension to the throne of James I, son of Catholic martyr Mary Queen of Scots ...

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