- Title Pages
- For my parents
Chapter 1‘[T]aking up Plots upon Trust’: Titus Oates, Roger L’Estrange, and Popular Polemic 1
Chapter 2‘[W]ill you have your Throats cut ere you will believe?’: Popish Plot(s) 1
Chapter 3‘Tis the Press that has made ‘um Mad’: Publishing the Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis 1
Chapter 4‘A Popish priest is a certain seducer’: Catholics and Anti-Catholicism 1
Chapter 5‘Hell, and Rome…have long been confederate against us’: Jesuits and Protestantism 1
Chapter 6‘The Subduing of a Pestilent Heresy’: Edward Coleman’s Letters 1
Chapter 7‘A Matter too hot…to be Handled’: The Death of Edmund Berry Godfrey 1
Chapter 8‘A Few Words among Many, about the Touchy Point of Succession’: The Duke of York and the Exclusion Crisis 1
Chapter 9‘Have a Care of perverted Authorities’: Parliament, Partisanship, and the Earl of Shaftesbury 1
Chapter 10‘After-Birth-Inscriptions’: Historical Disputes and the Great Fire of London 1
Appendix 1Chronology of the main events mentioned in the text between August 1678 and June 1679
Appendix 2The Organization of the English Province of the Society of Jesus (1678–85) *
Appendix 3The Test Acts *
Appendix 5The Oath to be sworn by subscribers to the Protestant ‘Association’ *
- (p.1) Introduction
- ‘The Horrid Popish Plot’
- British Academy
This introductory chapter discusses the ‘horrid Popish Plot’, which was an alleged Catholic conspiracy to assassinate King Charles II. This was done to effect an armed foreign invasion and a domestic uprising, as well as to reintroduce the Catholic faith into England. The chapter also includes a brief overview of the following chapters.
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