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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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‘The Subduing of a Pestilent Heresy’:1 Edward Coleman’s Letters

‘The Subduing of a Pestilent Heresy’:1 Edward Coleman’s Letters

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(p.198) Chapter 6 ‘The Subduing of a Pestilent Heresy’:1 Edward Coleman’s Letters
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‘The Horrid Popish Plot’
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Peter Hinds

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0007

This chapter discusses Edward Coleman, who was the first man to be tried and executed based on the testimony of Oates, as well as a set of events and debates that were related to him. It considers his controversial correspondence with the members of the French Court during the early to mid-1670s, as well as the parliamentary debate over whether his letters should be printed or not. Coleman's trial, execution, and the discourse surrounding his death are also examined.

Keywords:   Edward Coleman, Titus Oates, correspondence, French Court, parliamentary debate, trial, execution

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