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The System of the World - Study Guide Book 6: Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Book 6: Chapter 20 Summary

The Monument, London

A rocket is concealed and transported to the Tower of London by a group of men and their associates begin to line the rooftops of nearby buildings, sporting crossbows. As the tower guards attend a fire lit deliberately outside the tower walls as a decoy, the rocket is assembled. Father Edouard De Gex, a French Catholic minister and Jack Shaftoe, a counterfeit coinier, wait for the chain of events to cover their maneuver.

Book 6: Chapter 20 Analysis

The elaborate plan and series of events were the work of Jack Shaftoe and Edouard De Gex. Their decoy allowed them to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London and coinage from the English mint. Jack knows that his actions will cause political propaganda to come to a head and will devalue the English currency. While Jack and Edouard seem to work effortlessly together...

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