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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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‘A Matter too hot…to be Handled’:1 The Death of Edmund Berry Godfrey

‘A Matter too hot…to be Handled’:1 The Death of Edmund Berry Godfrey

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(p.233) Chapter 7 ‘A Matter too hot…to be Handled’:1 The Death of Edmund Berry Godfrey
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‘The Horrid Popish Plot’
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Peter Hinds

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0008

This chapter discusses the Justice of the Peace Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, who was another important character in the progress of the Popish Plot. It considers Godfrey's posthumous talismanic presence in anti-Catholic plot discourse. Godfrey is noted to have witnessed Titus Oates' deposition of ‘evidence’ relating to the plot.

Keywords:   Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, posthumous presence, Titus Oates, evidence, Justice of the Peace

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