A novel by Sir W. Scott, published 1823.
The story is in the main concerned with the times of the pretended ‘Popish Plot’, though it is only in the 14th chapter that the principal theme is reached.
The author draws elaborate portraits of Charles II and Buckingham, and gives glimpses of such historical characters as Titus Oates, Colonel Blood (the impudent revolutionary who tried to steal the crown jewels), and Sir Geoffrey Hudson (Henrietta Maria's dwarf).
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