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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


‘[W]ill you have your Throats cut ere you will believe?’:1 Popish Plot(s)

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/9780197264430.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses an outline of the key but controversial details of the Popish Plot. It studies particular misreports and misrepresentations of these details, whether unwitting or otherwise. ... More


‘Tis the Press that has made ‘um Mad’:1 Publishing the Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis

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/9780197264430.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the means for circulating political discourse. The discussion centres on the physical design of books, the practice and material spaces of reading, the potential impact of the ... More


Last Supper

Ian Cooper

in Frenzy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325369
eISBN:
9781800342286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325369.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at Alfred Hitchcock's last finished film, Family Plot (1976). Family Plot is an amusing light-hearted mystery which saw the Master return to sunnier climes (Northern California). ... More


Restoration Theatre and Crisis

Susan J. Owen

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183877
eISBN:
9780191674129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183877.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Restoration Theatre and Crisis is a seminal study of the drama of the Restoration, in particular that of the Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis. This was a time of unprecedented political ... More


Tory Oxford

R. A. Beddard

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV Seventeenth-Century Oxford

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510146
eISBN:
9780191700958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510146.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Oxford University could not escape the political agitation set in motion by the Popish Plot. The scaremongering associated with Titus Oates's discovery of a supposed Catholic conspiracy against the ... More


The Trial of Strafford and the Army Plot: March–May 1641

Conrad Russell

in The Fall of the British Monarchies 1637–1642

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205883
eISBN:
9780191676833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205883.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the impeachment trial of Strafford. Strafford was accused of trying to set up ‘arbitrary government’, and to divide the King from his people. The underlying theme of the ... More


The Slow Movement: May–September 1641

Conrad Russell

in The Fall of the British Monarchies 1637–1642

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205883
eISBN:
9780191676833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205883.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

After the Army Plot and the death of Strafford, the Lords asked the Commons for a conference settling the King's revenue and the request for haste in dealing with the bill to exclude bishops from the ... More


Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Lorri G. Nandrea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Misfit Forms re-interprets a series of choices that shaped the development of the British novel. Histories of the novel often situate the early nineteenth century as a culminating moment in the ... More


Family Plot (1976)

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0043
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

There is little in Hitchcock’s final film that could not have been filmed ten years earlier under the Production Code. Double entendres between two of the lead actors, Barbara Harris and Bruce Dern, ... More


The ‘Political’ Festivals

Nicholas Lossky

in Lancelot Andrewes, the Preacher (1555-1626): The Origins of the Mystical Theology of the Church of England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198261858
eISBN:
9780191682223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261858.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the sermons preached by Andrewes on August 5 1606 to commemorate the conspiracy of the Gowrie brothers and on November 5 of that year to commemorate the Gun Powder Plot. These ... More


Epilogue and Conclusions

Peter Elmer

in The Miraculous Conformist: Valentine Greatrakes, the Body Politic, and the Politics of Healing in Restoration Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199663965
eISBN:
9780191745379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663965.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter charts the life of Greatrakes from his return to Ireland in 1666 until his death in 1683, focusing on his continuing relationship with radical groups such as the Muggletonians, as well ... More


Seduction and Sedition: James, Duke of Monmouth and Seduction‐Story Paradigms

Toni Bowers

in Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

James, Duke of Monmouth (1649–85) embodied the paradoxes involved in distinguishing between force and fraud in late seventeenth‐century England. He appears as both seducer and victim of seduction in ... More


The Monarch and Paul's Cross: Preaching on Political Anniversaries

Mary Morrissey

in Politics and the Paul's Cross Sermons, 1558–1642

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199571765
eISBN:
9780191728709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571765.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the sermons preached on political anniversaries, such as the anniversary of the monarch’s accession to the throne, the anniversaries of James I’s escape from the ‘Gowrie ... More


The Treason Trials Act of 1696: The Advent of Defense Counsel

John H. Langbein

in The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287239
eISBN:
9780191718137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287239.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

In criminal prosecutions for high treason, the crown was always represented by counsel, but the rule against defense counsel prevented the defendants from having a lawyer. In the decade preceding the ... More


The Parliament of 1604–1610: the 1606 Session

Conrad Russell

in King James VI and I and his English Parliaments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780198205067
eISBN:
9780191725098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205067.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter provides a narrative of a parliamentary session dominated by the Crown's financial problems and the Commons’ failure to address them. It explores the extended discussion of a settlement ... More


“Stones for Thought”

Claudia Brodsky

in In the Place of Language: Literature and the Architecture of the Referent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230006
eISBN:
9780823235285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230006.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter talks about organizing the “stones” that are necessary in building a great literary piece, and how to “patch” them in a good way. It says that “superfluous stones” could be conceptually ... More


Spenser and the English literary system in the 1590s

Rachel E. Hile

in Spenserian Satire: A Tradition of Indirection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088087
eISBN:
9781526121073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088087.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

With Chapter 3, the discussion moves from Spenser to a wider circle of influence, starting with two somewhat reductive views from contemporaries of what Spenser “meant” in the literary system of the ... More


Literature and Political Intellection in Early Stuart England

Todd Butler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198844068
eISBN:
9780191879715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844068.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Drawing upon myriad literary and political texts, this book charts how some of the Stuart period’s major challenges to governance—the equivocation of recusant Catholics, the parsing of one’s civil ... More


Legacy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms, and Ritual Murder in the Lands of the Soviets

Elissa Bemporad

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190466459
eISBN:
9780190466480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190466459.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book traces the legacies of the two classical and most extreme manifestations of tsarist antisemitism—pogroms and blood libels—in the Soviet Union, from 1917 to the early 1960s. Closely ... More


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