The Ruins of Liveden; with historical notices of the Family of Tresham, and its connection with the Gunpowder Plot
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The Ruins of Liveden; with historical notices of the Family of Tresham, and its connection with the Gunpowder Plot
T. Bell
Whittaker and Co., London, 1847
L0069


1st edition. A most remarkable book, it is devoted to the 19th century house/ruin (it still stands) of an early 17th century grand house built by Sir Thomas Tresham and designed by Robert Stickells now administered by the National Trust. The Gunpowder Plot was a failed attempt to blow up England's King James I and the Parliament on November 5, 1605. The plot was organized by Robert Catesby in an effort to end the persecution of Roman Catholics by the English government. Tresham was a Roman Catholic and was linked to the plot. The book includes a large folding pedigree plate of the Tresham Family and most importantly four tinted lithograph plates.

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