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Antonia Fraser
The Gunpowder Plot: Terror & Faith In 1605

Imprint: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1996
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Signed by Author

8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. K4 - A hardcover book SIGNED by Antonia Fraser on the front free endpaper in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling and crease on the edges and corners, some scattered scratches, rubbing and scuffing, light tanning and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, wrinkling on the spine edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. 9.5"x6.5", 347 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. 'Remember, remember, the fifth of November.' The Gundpowder Plot of 1605 is one of the most commemorated events in English history. Yet this astonishing episode remains shrouded in mystery and the subject of passionate argument. The central aim of Antonia Fraser's rich and immensely readable book is to explain why there should have been a plot at all, and to understand why the courageous, idealistic, but terrifyingly misguided conspirators risked their lives for what they believed to be the cause of God and their country. Although Guy Fawkes is today the name best known for the thirteen conspirators, the plot was conceived and masterminded by the charismatic Catholic, Robert Catesby. Against the background of Elizabeth I's death and James I's accession, Antonia Fraser reveals the underlying motive of these men, including the gallant Sir Everard Digby the wealthy young Ambrose Rookwood and the Wintour brothers. Together, they came close to blowing up the House of Parliament and with them the King and Royal family. She brings to life the harsh condition endured by 029781348Xhe persecuted Catholic community, especially their illegal priests, condemned to secret refuges in safe Catholic houses (some of which still survive today), and an extensive cast of characters, not least the courageous Catholic women, with her usual biographical skill. Antonia Fraser has recreated the drama of the Gunpowder Plot in a narrative which reads like a gripping detective story. With sympathy and objectivity she untangles the intricate relationship between religion and politics in the early seventeenth century. Above all, she brings the distant events surrounding that fateful night of 5 November 1605 to dramatic life in ways which have an eerie resemblance to our own times, when the relationship of terrorism to idealism is till under dispute.. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Hardcover. Jacket: Very Good

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FRASER, Antonia.
The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605.

Imprint: 1996
Edition: First Edition

First edition. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London. 1996. xxxv + 347 pages. Colour and b/w plates. Index. Small bookseller's sticker to lower panel of DW o/w very clean and sound.

Stock number: 90609.

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Fraser, Antonia.
The Gunpowder Plot. Terror & Faith In 1605.

Imprint: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1996. 029781348X
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback

First edition hardback with dust wrapper. 9.25" x 6.25". 347 pages. Black + white and some colour illustrations and photographs. Excellent condition. VG+/VG+

Stock number: 14212. ISBN: 029781348X

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FRASER**, ANTONIA:
THE GUNPOWDER PLOT: Terror & Faith in 1605.

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,1996.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn but price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean,glossy laminated,dark green background with contemporary,historical b/w llustration reproduction with a gilt border,to centre of front panel of dw/dj with gilt+white lettering,similar lettering to spine,to rear panel contemporary colour portrait painting illustration; with some negligible shelf-wear, bumping with reciprocal creasing - mainly to top edges - and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Top+fore- edges generally bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain dark green cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip,a headband and immaculate plain brick red endpapers.UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,x-xxxvpp+4-347pp [paginated] includes an illustrations list/table,author's note includes a prologue,Pts One - Five,24pp historical,contemporary b/w+colour facsimile reproduction illustrations in 3 blocks of 8pp apiece,between pp124/5,pp188/9 and pp252/3 respectively,notes,reference books and an index.Plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,contents list/table,first page of illustrations list,an English Succession genealogical tree and a Conspirators relationships tree/chart,and individual Pts separator pages. 'Remember,remember the fifth of November.' The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 is one of the most commemorated events in English history.Yet this astonishing episode remains shrouded in mystery and the subject of passionate argument.The central aim of Antonia Fraser's rich and immensely readable book is to explain why there should have been a plot at all,and to understand why the courageous,idealistic,but terrifyingly misguided conspirators risked their lives for what they believed to be the cause of God and their country. Although Guy Fawkes is today the name best known of the thirteen conspirators,the plot was conceived and masterminded by the charismatic Catholic,Robert Catesby.Against the background of Elizabeth I's death and James I accession, Antonia Fraser reveals the underlying motive of these men,including the gallant Sir Everard Digby,the wealthy young Ambrose Rookwood and the Wintour brothers.Together,they came close to blowing up the Houses of Parliament and with them the King and Royal Family.She brings to life the harsh conditions endured by the persecuted Catholic community,especially their illegal priests,condemned to secret refuges in safe Catholic houses (some of which still survive today),and an extensive cast of characters,not least the courageous Catholic women,with her usual biographical skill. Although anti-Catholic legislation was introduced soon after the plot's discovery,many important and loyal Catholics retained high office during King James I's reign.The thwarting of the plot was commemorated for many years afterwards by special sermons and other public events such as the ringing of church bells,which have evolved into the Bonfire Night of today. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** UK,buyers note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded after order receipt and before order's despatch,especially if offered P/p included or free. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIR postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. 2/3rds of standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja869620. ISBN: 029781348X.

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