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The Desperate Remedy: Henry Gresham and the…

The Desperate Remedy: Henry Gresham and the Gunpowder Plot

by Martin Stephen

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A tale of deceit and chicanery in high places.



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Sir Henry Gresham is a spy with an ambivalent relationship to Robert Cecil, James I & VI's Chief Secretary and spymaster. So his suspicions are aroused when Cecil sends him off on a wild goose chase concerning Francis Bacon although rumours are rife in London of a Catholic plot. If Catesby was as much of an egomaniac as his portrayal here, his ghost must be spitting in fury every bonfire night at the fact that Guy Fawkes is the one who is remembered and burned in effigy every year rather than him.

I will definitely be reading the second Henry Gresham novel at some point. ( )
  isabelx | Mar 15, 2011 |
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