The Plot Against Pepys: Detection and Intrigue in Seventeenth-Century London

Author(s): James Long & ben Long

United Kingdom

It is 1679 and England is awash with suspicion. 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. Imprisoned in the Tower of London and abandoned by the embattled king, Pepys sets to work 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 brilliantly evoke a turbulent period in England's history.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780571227143
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : January 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James Long & ben Long
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : very good
  • : 322