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‘The Horrid Popish Plot’Roger L’Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late Seventeenth-Century London$
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Peter Hinds

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264430

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.001.0001

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‘The Subduing of a Pestilent Heresy’:1 Edward Coleman’s Letters

‘The Subduing of a Pestilent Heresy’:1 Edward Coleman’s Letters

(p.198) Chapter 6 ‘The Subduing of a Pestilent Heresy’:1 Edward Coleman’s Letters
‘The Horrid Popish Plot’

Peter Hinds

British Academy

This chapter discusses Edward Coleman, who was the first man to be tried and executed based on the testimony of Oates, as well as a set of events and debates that were related to him. It considers his controversial correspondence with the members of the French Court during the early to mid-1670s, as well as the parliamentary debate over whether his letters should be printed or not. Coleman's trial, execution, and the discourse surrounding his death are also examined.

Keywords:   Edward Coleman, Titus Oates, correspondence, French Court, parliamentary debate, trial, execution

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