☆ The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605 Ö Download by × Antonia Fraser
☆ The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605 Ö Download by × Antonia Fraser 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 want.
it 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 the more general 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 ENGLISH: At the beginning there are a few things I did not like, such as some improper comparisons of the plotters with hippies, the suggestion that James IVI was homosexual, or an unwarranted attack against Saint Augustin (whom Fraser calls "fanatic"), but soon the book becomes a good historical study of the Gunpowder Plot, full of learning and plentiful references.
There is a quite good description of the barbarous way of executing "traitors" used in England (hanged, drawn and quartered), almost as good as that in Robert Hugh Benson's novel "Come rack, come rope!".
Compared with this way of execution, those sponsored by the Spanish Inquisition are mild and moderate.
The book presents a good treatment of questions such as "equivocation" (meaning mental restriction); whether it is lawful to murder a tyrant king; the pol I'm giving this four and half stars.
It takes you on a definite journey into the immediate past of 1605 and 1605 itself.
It covers the mood of the country,the plotters lives, connections,intended victims and right into the very heart of the court and to the king himself.
The war between the Catholics and Protestants in Europe has always led to casualties and this story is no different.
Told in a compelling,detailed,well researched manner the author covers her topic throughly.
Loved the timeline aspect,the interesting descriptions of those involved and their possible motives,the escape attempt recreation and the topic of torture and its methods during this period.
This was very well written and kept me on the e Remember, remember, the 5th of November; Gunpowder, treason and plot.
At 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 lot more than 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 minoritya Catholicin a country where that had been the majority religion not a hundred years before.
The terrors and vagaries of life as a recusant, and the tangled webs of A plot against the leaders of a land where religion, government conspiracy theories, and endless debate about who was really behind it.
Despite the fact that in broad strokes this sounds like it could have been written about a lot of the modern world, this is about the infamous Gunpowder Plot in the early 1600's.
The more I read about this, the more it sounds like England's version of the JFK conspiracy.
A lot of what happened is still being debated, a lot of things people "know" are wrong, and the famed Guy Fawkes both wasn't called that at the time and wasn't the leader.
It's a well researched book about the tension (to put it mildly) between the Protestants and Catholics at that time, with the Puritans causing troubles as well, almost a hundred years before some of them get on the Mayflower and start
I’ve always been fascinated by Catholics as persecuted minority.
How would they behave? How would they cope? What would they do if they found themselves in the position they so often place other groups in? (I’m from a predominantly Catholic country.
) Well, it turns out they would react in the same way as others; their religion is no deterrent to violence and terrorism; in other words, where you stand depends on where you sit.
The book is wellresearched, competently written, and difficult to put down.
The background and reasons behind the Gunpowder Plot are presented with clarity and flair.
And yet there is something… I have to admit that I didn’t know much about the author apart from that I enjoy the way Antonia Fraser writes.
Though she mentions tons of names, places and events, it is done in a way that I find easy to follow.
She gives a very comprehensive description of the times in which the Gunpowder Plot was hatchedthe situation of Catholics under Elizabeth I (in particular, of the parents and grandparents of the plotters), their hopes in the new king James, the political situation of neighboring countries, even what Shakespeare was writing at the time.
We get to know the main characters well as they plan and put the plot into effect.
It keeps the interest all along, including the last chapter, about the consequences of the plot in subsequent centuries, all the way till our days.
Whatever Lady Antonia Fraser wrote aboutI'm sure I could read her shopping lists and be entertainedwould 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 to be put down.
Why couldn't we have had such reading at school? People can't help learning when drinking up such words.
It's unnecessary to outline here what the failed Gunpowder Plot was, with Guy Fawkes night such a culturally ingrained institution.
What makes Fraser's history of its advent so coherent is, as always, her elab
Guy Fawkes Day always stood out to me personally as it is the birthday of my estranged halfsister.
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 historical events and thus continues to work her magic in “Faith and Treason”.
Dividing the text into five parts; Fraser rehashes the inner workings of the Gunpowder Plot into a sort of detective/court case by exploring both the environmental background of the conspirators and the actual plot.
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