‘Hell, and Rome…have long been confederate against us’:<sup>1</sup> Jesuits and Protestantism

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

‘Hell, and Rome…have long been confederate against us’:1 Jesuits and Protestantism

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This chapter discusses how Jesuits were represented and perceived in popular discourse. It looks at the significance of this perception throughout the Popish Plot. It considers in detail how the Jesuits were represented and perceived in relation to Protestant Dissent and the Church of England. This discussion reveals the importance of certain keywords, together with the battle for their appropriation and the significance of the long-term, underlying structures of anti-Catholic thought.

Keywords: Jesuits; popular discourse; Protestant Dissent; Church of England; keywords

Chapter.  12308 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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