Does anyone know of any good books on Guy Fawkes? Thanks and God Bless.
The Gunpowder Plot by R. Crampton (1990)
As a matter of interest, here is a quote:
If Guy Fawkes case came up before the Court of Appeal today, the… judges would surely… acquit him… First, no one has ever seen the attempted tunnel. Builders excavating the area in 1823 found neither a tunnel nor any rubble. Second, the gunpowder. In 1605, the Government had a monopoly on its manufacture… The Government did not display the gunpowder and nobody saw it in the cellars. Third, these cellars were rented by the government to a known Catholic agitator… Fourth, the Tresham letter (his ‘confession’). Graphologists (handwriting experts) agree that it was not written by Francis Tresham.
Well I think he was surely guilty but he seemed to have a lot of inside help and today that gets you acquitted many times so you have a point. But he was sort of terrorist and while his motives might have been good the way he went about it wasn’t what catholics should emulate. But he certainly had a lot of catholic symphthizers many close to power that agreed with his plot. Modern day protestants have attempted to rewrite history that all of England loved being protstant fact is most catholics loved being catholic and hated Henry VIII for breaking away and even centruries later there were a large enough symphatizers to threaten the crown. Catholcism was virtually persectued out of existence in England it was not debate won on merit but by the sword. But protestants have rewritted history.