Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
‘The Horrid Popish Plot’Roger L’Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late Seventeenth-Century London$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details

‘After-Birth-Inscriptions’:1 Historical Disputes and the Great Fire of London

‘After-Birth-Inscriptions’:1 Historical Disputes and the Great Fire of London

Chapter:
(p.361) Chapter 10 ‘After-Birth-Inscriptions’:1 Historical Disputes and the Great Fire of London
Source:
‘The Horrid Popish Plot’
Author(s):

Peter Hinds

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0011

This chapter discusses the close association of Catholics with fire and the firing of cities. It looks particularly at the resonant memory of the 1666 Great Fire. The chapter considers the Monument that was erected to commemorate this disaster, and also studies the controversial inscriptions that were added to its base by London's Common Council in 1681.

Keywords:   fire, firing of cities, 1666 Great Fire, inscriptions, Monument, Catholics, Common Council

British Academy Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.