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The Drowned City

The Drowned City

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1606: Gunpowder and treason changed England forever

  • ISBN: 978-1472235947
  • Genre: Historical

What you need to know before your trail

1606. A year to the day that men were executed for conspiring to blow up Parliament, a towering wave devastates the Bristol Channel. Some proclaim God’s vengeance. Others seek to take advantage.

In London, Daniel Pursglove lies in prison waiting to die. But Charles FitzAlan, close adviser to King James I, has a job in mind that will free a man of Daniel’s skill from the horrors of Newgate. If he succeeds.

For Bristol is a hotbed of Catholic spies, and where better for the lone conspirator who evaded arrest, one Spero Pettingar, to gather allies than in the chaos of a drowned city? Daniel journeys there to investigate FitzAlan’s lead, but soon finds himself at the heart of a dark Jesuit conspiracy – and in pursuit of a killer.

Travel Guide

London and the Gunpowder plot

The Gunpowder Plot was a failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament on November 5, 1605. Robert Catesby was the main man behind the attack as he gathered the crowds to fight against the persecution of Roman Catholics by the English government. Catesby wanted to replace the country’s Protestant government with a Catholic leadership.

Guy Fawkes was the man in charge of the actual explosion. Before anything happened however, he was discovered in the cellar of the Parliament building with barrels of gunpowder. Fawkes and most of those involved in the plot were tried and executed for treason.

The British celebrate Guy Fawkes Day every November 5th!

BookTrail Boarding Pass:  The Drowned City

Destination/location: London   Author/guide: K J Maitland  Departure Time: 1606

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