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Popish Plot


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1678.

Comprising 43 articles deposed by two skilful fabricators, Titus Oates and Israel Tonge, before a London magistrate in September 1678, the ‘plot’ was a tissue of lies. It purported to reveal a Jesuit conspiracy to assassinate Charles II, assuring the succession to the catholic James, duke of York.

Subjects: Regional and National History.


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