Further Reading on the Fifth of November

J. L. Bell, “Du Simitière’s Sketches of Pope Day in Boston, 1767,” in The Worlds of Children, 1620-1920, Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Annual Proceedings 2002 (Boston: Boston University, 2004).

Peter Benes, “Night Processions: Celebrating the Gunpowder Plot in England and New England,” in New England Celebrates: Spectacle, Commemoration, and Festivity, Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Annual Proceedings 2000 (Boston: Boston University, 2002).

Francis D. Cogliano, No King, No Popery: Anti-Catholicism in Revolutionary New England (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996).

Brendan McConnville, The King’s Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688-1776 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006).

Peter Shaw, American Patriots and the Rituals of Revolution (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1981).


Boston 1775 articles on Pope Night.

Center for Fawkesian Pursuits.


Parliament’s official Gunpowder Plot pages for older and younger readers.

Text copyright © 2007 by J. L. Bell and The Bostonian Society.