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

Peter Hinds

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264430
eISBN:
9780191733994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The Popish plot was an alleged Catholic conspiracy to assassinate Charles II and re-introduce the Catholic faith to England. Despite it being a fiction, belief in the plot became widespread and many ... More


Introduction

Peter Hinds

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264430
eISBN:
9780191733994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

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 ... More


The Trial of John Somerville and Edward Arden

Glyn Parry and Cathryn Enis

in Shakespeare Before Shakespeare: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, and the Elizabethan State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862918
eISBN:
9780191895425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862918.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The first detailed narrative of how the Dudleys set out to destroy Edward Arden by exploiting the mental problems of his son-in-law John Somerville, who lived just outside Stratford, but who had ... More


The Lure of Rome

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers Oxford's alleged involvement in Catholic affairs. In a dispatch dated 11 January 1581, French ambassador Mauvissière recalled that Oxford became deeply involved in pro–Catholic ... More


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