Throughout the four-day search for him, Gerald hid in an Owen-built priest-hole beneath the chapel fireplace.A woman awakes in a prison cell. She has been on the run, changing her lodging every few days but the authorities have tracked her down and taken her to the Tower of London. She is placed in solitary confinement and interrogated about the Gunpowder Plot. The woman is Anne Vaux - one of several ardent, extraordinary, brave and at times, utterly exasperating members of the Vaux family. The year is 1606.
God's Traitor is an interesting and gripping account that explores the Catholic predicament in Elizabethan England through the eyes of the aristocratic Vauxes of Harrowden Hall. It presents with a historian's detachments how Catholicism was criminalized in England of Queen Elizabeth I. Ordered by the Pope to resist the Queen and by the Queen to renounce the Pope, the time period in history had to face an agonizing conflict of loyalty. In an age of assassination and Armada, Catholics who chose faith were increasingly seen as the enemy within. Written in simple yet engaging narrative style this book presents a tale of raids and escapes, homes and torture chambers, secrets and lies, acts and consequences. This book is highly recommended if you are interested to read about this time period in general and the subject in particular.
A collector's edition. I had received the review copy from Random House India. Thank you Random House India for giving me this opportunity. You can buy this book at Flipkart in case you live in India.
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