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The plot against Pepys

Author: James Long; Ben Long
Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It is 1679 and England is awash with suspicion. Fear of conspiracy and religious terrorism has provoked panic in politicians and a zealous reaction from the legal system. Everywhere - or so it is feared - Catholic agents are plotting to overthrow the King." "Now Samuel Pepys, Secretary of the Admiralty, finds himself in a position few people then or now would have expected: charged with treason and facing a show  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Long, James, 1949 October 1-
Plot against Pepys.
Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2008
(OCoLC)649947789
Named Person: Samuel Pepys; John Scott
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Long; Ben Long
ISBN: 9781590200698 1590200691
OCLC Number: 181601809
Notes: Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, ©2007.
Description: xiv, 322 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Into the Tower 1 --
2 Toys for King Louis 5 --
3 A Single Hair 16 --
4 Gravesend 26 --
5 Saving Sam Atkins 35 --
6 The Temper of the House 49 --
7 Through Pellissary's Window 62 --
8 Fat Harry and the Scotsman 75 --
9 Jobs for the Scotsman 91 --
10 The Light and the Darkness 101 --
11 Catastrophes 114 --
12 The Signature 129 --
13 Scott's Glory 138 --
14 New Amsterdam 151 --
15 The Fallen Man 164 --
16 Pellissary's Household 176 --
17 Wind and Smoke 184 --
18 The Serpent's Prudence 195 --
19 John Joyne's Journal 207 --
20 Habeas Corpus 216 --
21 The Confessions of John James 226 --
22 The Road to Oxford 240 --
23 The Leman and Ower 252 --
24 Gravesend Unravelled 265.
Responsibility: James Long & Ben Long.

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"It is 1679 and England is awash with suspicion. Fear of conspiracy and religious terrorism has provoked panic in politicians and a zealous reaction from the legal system. Everywhere - or so it is feared - Catholic agents are plotting to overthrow the King." "Now Samuel Pepys, Secretary of the Admiralty, finds himself in a position few people then or now would have expected: charged with treason and facing a show trial and execution. Imprisoned in the Tower of London and abandoned by the embattled king he loyally served, Pepys sets to work with customary brilliance investigating his mysterious accuser, Colonel John Scott, and uncovers a life riddled with ambition, forgery, treason, and - ultimately - murder." "Using rare access to Pepys' own account of the affair, James Long and Ben Long evoke a turbulent period in England's history - and tell the forgotten story of the two most dangerous years in the life of the legendary diarist."--Jacket.

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