Peter Hinds

in ‘The Horrid Popish Plot’

Published by British Academy

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780197264430
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191733994 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs


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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 uprising, as well as to reintroduce the Catholic faith into England. The chapter also includes a brief overview of the following chapters.

Keywords: Catholic conspiracy; King Charles II; domestic uprising; armed foreign invasion; Catholic faith; Popish Plot

Chapter.  8131 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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