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First report of Gunpowder Plot to be auctioned

The earliest written report of the Gunpowder Plot, describing the bravery of Guy Fawkes under torture and the foiling of his “cruel and detestable crime”, is to be sold at auction.

The six-page letter was written by one of the key figures in the drama: Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, spymaster and trusted adviser to James I. It was sent four days after Guy Fawkes was arrested beneath the Houses of Parliament, and describes how the plot was uncovered.

read more First report of Gunpowder Plot to be auctioned – Telegraph.

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This entry was posted on November 3, 2014 by in History.

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