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

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

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

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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. The different media of communication used to disseminate plot information is studied, and specific examples of each media are provided. The Popish Plot ‘Narratives’ and the ‘Pope-burning processions’ are also discussed.

Keywords: Popish plot; controversial details; communication; plot information; Popish Plot Narratives; misrepresentations

Chapter.  15495 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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