Every British child has heard of Guy Fawkes and likely has seen a "guy" being part of a bonfire and fireworks lighting up the night sky on the 5th of November. But who was Guy Fawkes, and why was he targeted as having masterminded the Gunpowder Plot of 1605? And what desperation drove those involved to plan a massacre of the Protestant royal family and government? First published in 1994, this updated edition of Alan Haynes's concise history gathers startling evidence to uncover the depth and extent of the plot, and reveals just how close the conspirators came to destabilizing the government.
"An extremely detailed reminder of how fantastical was the project and how far-fetched the expectation of its author."—Daily Telegraph