Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

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Lettice Cooper
25 October 2018
Agora Books

‘Please to remember, The Fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot.’

Each year on the Fifth of November, bonfires are lit and fireworks are set off across England in celebration of a failed plot to destroy the houses of parliament in 1605. One that would seal Guy Fawkes’ name in infamy for centuries to come.

But what is the real story behind history’s best-known failure? What really happened when an elaborate plot against the King and his Parliament was discovered? Lettice Cooper brings to life an event that has captured the attention and imagination of English people for centuries in her inimitable style. History at its gripping best.


Gunpowder, Treason and Plot was originally published in 1970.

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