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A collection of 15 pamphlets on the Popish plot
London: 1679-1680. The Popish plot was as fabricated conspiracy theory that there was a plot to murder Charles II so that his Catholic brother James could inherit the throne. The issue was the focus of a frenzy of pamphleteering and popular anxiety, as the above shows, and multiple attempts to enact laws to prevent a Catholic from becoming monarch, which failed. Major players included Thomas Dangerfield, a career criminal who claimed he had been asked to assassinate the King by Lady Powess; Elizabeth Cellier, a prominent Catholic midwife who advocated for imprisoned Catholics and was accused of conspiracy by Dangerfield after she withheld charity from him; Roger Earl of Castlemaine, a Catholic who was accused of high treason but won acquittal after serving as his own advocate in court; a number of other accusers who jumped the bandwagon for fame and fortune, and so on. A collection of folio pamphlets concerning the Popish plot and exclusion crisis, as follows: Popish Damnable Plot against our religion and liberties fairly laid open and discovered in the Breviats of threescore and four letters and papers of intelligence past. London: printed for R. Janeway, 1680, pp. [2], 31, [1], lacking the blank preliminary; text sometimes attributed to Ezerel Tonge. Wing T-1819A; ESTC R28265 A faithful and impartial account of the behavior of a party of the Essex Free-Holders, at their late election of parliament-men (at Chelmsford) for that county. Occasioned by a most false and scandalous pamphlet, intitled the Essex excellency. In a letter to a friend. London: printed for W. K., 1679, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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