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God's secret agents: Queen Elizabeth's forbidden priests and the hatching of the Gunpowder plot

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A thrilling account of treachery, loyalty and martyrdom in Elizabethan England from an exceptional new writer. As darkness fell on the evening of Friday, 28 October 1588, just weeks after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, two young Englishmen landed in secret on a Norfolk beach. They were Jesuit priests. Their aim was to achieve by force of argument what the Armada had failed to do by force of arms: return England to the Catholic Church. Eighteen years later their mission had been shattered by the actions of a small group of terrorists, the Gunpowder Plotters; they themselves had been accused of designing ‘that most horrid and hellish conspiracy’; and the future of every Catholic they had come to save depended on the silence of an Oxford joiner, builder of priest-holes, being tortured in the Tower of London. ‘God’s Secret Agents’ tells the story of Elizabeth’s ‘other’ England, a country at war with an unseen enemy, a country peopled – according to popular pamphlets and Government proclamations – with potential traitors, fifth-columnists and assassins. And it tells this story from the perspective of that unseen ‘enemy’, England’s Catholics, a beleaguered, alienated minority, struggling to uphold its faith. Ultimately, ‘God’s Secret Agents’ is the story of men who would die for their cause undone by men who would kill for it.
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England -- Religion -- 16th century
England -- Religion -- 17th century
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603
Gunpowder Plot, 1605
Jesuits -- England -- History -- 16th century
Jesuits -- England -- History -- 17th century
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title_displayGod's secret agents : Queen Elizabeth's forbidden priests and the hatching of the Gunpowder Plot
title_fullGod's Secret Agents Queen Elizabeth's Forbidden Priests and the Hatching of the Gunpowder Plot
God's secret agents : Queen Elizabeth's forbidden priests and the hatching of the Gunpowder Plot / Alice Hogge
God's secret agents : Queen Elizabeth's forbidden priests and the hatching of the Gunpowder plot [electronic resource] / Alice Hogge
title_shortGod's secret agents
title_subQueen Elizabeth's forbidden priests and the hatching of the Gunpowder plot
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Gunpowder Plot, 1605
History
Nonfiction
Religion
Religious fundamentalism