Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
The acclaimed author of The New House brings to life the 1605 plot to blow up the House of Lords and assassinate King James I in a vividly imagined novel.
"Please to remember, The Fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot." -Traditional English Rhyme
The legend of Guy Fawkes and the infamous Gunpowder Plot is a deeply rooted part of English identity. The fateful events of November 5, 1605 are still celebrated across the country with bonfires, sparklers, and the now-ubiquitous Guy Fawkes mask. But few revelers know the real story behind one of the most infamous conspiracies ever attempted.
How did a small band of Catholic conspirators organize such an audacious plot? Were they noble freedom fighters or merely seventeenth century terrorists? In this meticulously researched historical novel, Lettice Cooper conjures the desperation and danger behind one of the most significant events in modern history.