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For Faith And Freedom

Walter Besant

The great English author and historian Sir Walter Besant wrote a historical fiction titled "For Faith and Freedom." Published in 1889, the novel examines themes of political intrigue, personal sacrifice, and religious persecution set in 16th-century England under the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The story revolves around Anthony Underhill, the main character, a young man of aristocratic birth who becomes a Catholic during an era when Protestantism predominates in England. The conflict between religions and the fight for religious liberty during the Elizabethan period provide a background against which the story is told. Anthony gets entangled in a number of schemes and conspiracies due to his dedication to his Catholic faith, which thrusts him into a dangerous and fascinating world. The fictional account of Anthony's political and personal challenges is interwoven with historical events, such as the Babington Plot and Mary, Queen of Scots' execution. Besant's "For Faith and Freedom" examines the decisions people make in the name of their beliefs and dives into the nuances of religious strife. The book also sheds light on Elizabethan England's social and political climate, when religious loyalty frequently meant the difference between life and death.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Feb 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.85in - 1.07lb
  • EAN: 9789361157196
  • Categories: BiographicalHistorical - General

About the Author

Besant, Walter: - Renowned English novelist, historian, and philanthropist Sir Walter Besant (1836-1901) was well-known for both his social involvement and prodigious literary output. Besant, who was born in Portsmouth, England, on August 14, 1836, first attended King's College in London before enrolling in Christ's College, Cambridge. Besant started out as a writer and became well-known for his novels, which frequently addressed social concerns and promoted change. He wrote several popular novels with author James Rice, such as "Ready Money Mortiboy" and "The Golden Butterfly." Apart from his creative endeavors, Besant took an active part in social reform. He was president of the Society of Authors and one of its founding members. Additionally, he was a major contributor to the founding of the Authors' Society, a group dedicated to defending the rights and interests of writers. Besant wrote historical and biographical pieces in addition to other literary works. Co-authored with James Rice, his "London" series offered in-depth historical depictions of the metropolis. In his historical novels, Besant frequently combined historical fiction with factual occurrences, as evidenced in "For Faith and Freedom" (1889).