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‘The Horrid Popish Plot’Roger L’Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late Seventeenth-Century London$
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Peter Hinds

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264430

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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‘The Horrid Popish Plot’
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Peter Hinds

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0001

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

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