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‘[T]aking up Plots upon Trust’:1 Titus Oates, Roger L’Estrange, and Popular Polemic

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/9780197264430.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses an introduction to Titus Oates and Roger L'Estrange. It provides contexts for their behaviour and actions in the 1670s and 1680s. The author uses L'Estrange as an observer and ... More


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

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/9780197264430.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

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 ... More


‘A Matter too hot…to be Handled’:1 The Death of Edmund Berry Godfrey

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/9780197264430.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the Justice of the Peace Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, who was another important character in the progress of the Popish Plot. It considers Godfrey's posthumous talismanic presence ... 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


‘Senseless Riot, Neronian Gambols’: Comedy, 1676–1682  

Derek Hughes

in English Drama 1660–1700

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

By late 1676, the predominant character of comedy was clearly darkening, as dramatists reacted with various kinds of moral earnestness to George Etherege's morally dispassionate portrayal of ... More


Public Spectacles: The Popish Plot and Public Mass Media

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The Exclusion Crisis arose over the Whig party’s attempt to block the Catholic James Duke York, from inheriting the throne. It led to a series of public demonstrations playing on fears of a fictional ... More


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