Recommended Books : Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations
LEWES ON THE FIFTH : ANDY THOMAS
This book tells the story of The Bonfire Night Celebrations in Lewes today with spectacular and atmospheric full-colour photographs, and is an insightful visual guide to an extraordinary annual event and its enduring convictions.
BURN HOLY FIRE : JEREMY GORING
Jeremy Goring examines the origins and importance of this festival and sheds new light on the commemoration of the martyrs burnt for their beliefs and looks into the 500 year old history of religion in Lewes, if you want to understand the Lewes Bonfire Celebrations, then this book is a must.
LEWES BONFIRE NIGHT : JIM ETHERINGTON
A short history of the Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations written by a respected Lewes Bonfire Boye and Historian. With Lots of old interesting photos and facts, Probably the best book around at the moment.
STREETS OF FIRE : ANDY THOMAS
Written by a respected Lewes writer but not a bonfire boye himself, it gives a good insight to the Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations and its history from an outsiders view. With a foreword by a renowned Bonfire Boye, Andy Freeman.
GOD`S SECRET AGENTS : ALICE HOGGE
This book pieces together the story of the secret war between priests and government spies leading up to the Gunpowder Plot. It follows the priests (God’s Secret Agents) from their schooling on the Continent, then through their perilous return journeys to their gruesome deaths on the scaffolds.
THE GUNPOWDER PLOT : ANTONIA FRASER
A very good recreation of the story of disgruntled Catholics seeking to dethrone King James I and re-establish Catholicism as state religion in this popular history effort. A very good read indeed.
THE DESPERATE REMEDY : MARTIN STEPHEN
The story line is cleverly devised so that the history with real people is interwoven into a superbly written espionage plot based around the events of 5th November 1605.
REMEMBER REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER : JAMES SHARPE
James examines the fateful night of Fifth November 1605 and the tangled web of religion and politics which gave rise to the plot. He uncovers how celebration of the event, and of Guy Fawkes, the one gunpowder plotter everyone remembers, has changed over the centuries.
THE GUNPOWDER PLOT : ALAN HAYNES
This book uncovers the truth about the Catholic conspiracy. Who was Guy Fawkes and how did he come to be below the chamber of the House of Lords in the first hour of 5th November 1605.
GUNPOWDER, THE PLAYERS BEHIND THE PLOT : JAMES TRAVERS
James examines tells the story of the events of Oct 1605 to May 1606 through its key players and the original documentary evidence in which they appear.
GUNPOWDER PLOTS, A CELEBRATION OF 400 YEARS OF BONFIRE NIGHTS : BRENDA BUCHANAN, JUSTIN CHAMPION, DAVID CANNADINE, PAULINE CROFT, ANTONIA FRASER AND MIKE JAY.
This book draws on the expertise of several different writers to bring to life the immense implications of the Plot and the strange way they have echoed down to us over four centuries in what remains on the Fifth.
BRIAN W PUGH, BONFIRE NIGHT IN LEWES
A fascinating collection of historical articles charting the history of bonfire in Lewes from 1813 to the modern day. Plus a Time Line of relevant dates from 1555 to 2009, Bonfire Society Information and a complete list of the winners of the Pioneer Cup & Points Cup of the Lewes Bonfire Council Fancy Dress Competition.
RICHARD BRASSEY : BRILLIANT BRITS, GUY FAWKES
For The Younger Ones : A penny for the guy! Remember, remember the fifth of November . . . we see no reason, why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot! Fascinating facts about the man who was discovered in the cellars of the Houses of Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder.
THE BATTLE OF LEWES : SHOWDOWN AT THE WINDMILL
The booklet ‘Showdown At The Windmill’ is a 16-page A5 format publication priced at £3.50. It is available locally from Lewes Tourist Information, Lewes Castle Museum shop, the Tom Paine Printing Press, Susanne Wolf The Shop and Pleasant Stores. It has been produced as part of the commemoration of the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Lewes. The story is told by John Bevis, who was a real historical character.
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