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The King and the Catholics

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The King and the Catholics by Antonia Fraser
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Nov 12, 2019 | ISBN 9780525564836

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“A convincing and worthy addition to the already impressive Fraser corpus.” The New York Times Book Review

“[Fraser] tells the story with erudition, sprezzatura, and a tremendous sense of fun. Every page is shot through with humour and humanity.” —The Guardian

“[A] lively account . . . Fraser writes with verve and lightness of touch.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Fascinating. . . . Fraser profiles a mighty battle over religious freedom.” —The Christian Science Monitor

“A splendid account of the struggle for Catholic emancipation . . . Fraser knows better than anybody how to make political and religious history fun . . . Her tale flows with such elegance and enthusiasm that you barely stop to notice just how skillfully she does it.” —The Sunday Times (London)

“Triumphant . . . The King and the Catholics explains, without ever obviously seeming to do so, how implacable prejudices and intractable issues can be tackled and overcome. In other words, it is that rarest of things: a good-news story.” —The Sunday Telegraph (London)

“This is an absolutely splendid book. With the brio and narrative skill which has been in evidence since her first book—the irreplaceable classic biography of Mary Queen of Scots—Fraser gives us a vivid account of Catholic Emancipation. Some of the most dramatic scenes in our parliamentary history are here brought to life with unmatched verve.” —The Spectator

 “Fraser’s prose is a pleasure to read . . . Her book is the ideal introduction to the subject.” —The Daily Telegraph (London)

“As she has accomplished with so much modern British history, Fraser makes the story of the Catholic Question’s resolution riveting.” —Booklist

“A gripping telling of the struggle for Catholic rights in England and Ireland that is still relevant and will appeal to all who appreciate a good story about the fight for justice.” —Library Journal

“Fraser’s account, which entertains with fine descriptions of London’s heated political and religious climate, will interest any reader of popular histories.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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