Short Histories: Mr Fawkes, the King and the Gunpowder Plot

Tom Bradman

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This exciting story brings the gunpowder plot to life for young readers.

Cecil the spymaster and his assistant, Jack, learn of a new plot to kill the king. They are determined to catch the plotters in the act. The trouble is, where do they begin their search?

Full of secrets, excitement and danger, this short text is suitable for struggling readers but engaging enough to give confident readers a quick, fun read.

Suitable for use in schools as guided reading texts or for reading independently.