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GOD'S TRAITORS: TERROR AND FAITH IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND

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GOD'S TRAITORS: TERROR AND FAITH IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND

GOD'S TRAITORS: TERROR AND FAITH IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND

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Synopsis: GOD'S TRAITORS: TERROR AND FAITH IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND

This book was longlisted for The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. It was awarded a Sunday Times Book of the Year, a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year, a Times Book of the Year, and, an Observer Book of the Year. A woman awakes in a prison cell. She has been on the run but the authorities have tracked her down and taken her to the Tower of London - where she is interrogated about the Gunpowder Plot. The woman is Anne Vaux - one of the ardent, brave and exasperating members of the aristocratic Vauxes of Harrowden Hall. Through the eyes of this remarkable family, award-winning author Jessie Childs explores the Catholic predicament in Elizabethan England - an age in which their faith was criminalised and almost two hundred Catholics were executed. From dawn raids to daring escapes, stately homes to torture chambers, God's Traitors exposes the tensions masked by the cult of Gloriana - and is a timely reminder of the terrible consequences when religion and politics collide.

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ISBN 9781784700058
Weight 0.409
Publisher THE RANDOM HOUSE GROUP LIMITED
Book Size (cm.) 129x198x30
Dimension Width(กว้าง)(CM) 5.0787
Dimension Length(ยาว)(CM) 1.2598
Dimension High(สูง/หนา)(CM) 7.7953
Language English
Number of Pages 464

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This book was longlisted for The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. It was awarded a Sunday Times Book of the Year, a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year, a Times Book of the Year, and, an Observer Book of the Year. A woman awakes in a prison cell. She has been on the run but the authorities have tracked her down and taken her to the Tower of London - where she is interrogated about the Gunpowder Plot. The woman is Anne Vaux - one of the ardent, brave and exasperating members of the aristocratic Vauxes of Harrowden Hall. Thr view all

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CHILDS, JESSIE

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Jessie Childs is an award-winning author and historian. She was born in London, England, in 1976 and went to the University of Oxford, where she read history and took a first-class honours degree.  Her first book, Henry VIII's Last Victim: The Life and Times of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, was published by Jonathan Cape in the UK in 2006 and by St Martin's Press in the USA in 2007. Described by A.N. Wilson in the Telegraph as 'a truly superb biography', it won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography in 2007. Jessie's second book, God's Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England, was published by Bodley Head in the UK in March 2014 to widespread critical acclaim. It was Book of the Week in the Times and the Guardian, an Evening Standard bestseller, and a recommended summer read in the Times, Sunday Times, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph and Mail on Sunday. It is published in the USA by Oxford University Press. Jessie frequently speaks at festivals, events and on the radio, and has written and reviewed for many publications, including The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Literary Review, History Today, BBC History Magazine and Standpoint. She lives in Hammersmith

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