Popish Plot


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Popish Plot

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(Historical Terms) a supposed conspiracy (1678) to murder Charles II of England and replace him with his Catholic brother James: in reality a fabrication by the informer Titus Oates

Popish Plot

1678 Fictitious allegations against English Catholics fabricated by Titus Oates and others. At least 35 innocent people were executed.
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Mistrust between the king and Parliament was exacerbated by swirling rumors of a popish plot at court, moving John Pym to lay out the idea of an armed association to defend both crown and church.
As Stanwood explains, "Everywhere, colonial subjects believed themselves to be targets of a vast popish plot, and everywhere as well, they demanded that their leaders protect them from the threat" (190).
In England, this change began after what was called the Popish Plot of 1678.
The fact that his disappearance from the stage broadly coincides with the Popish Plot and the Exclusion Crisis suggests that Sandford may have been a Catholic-sympathiser (Milhous).
Both nonconformists and Anglicans interpreted the Popish Plot as a conspiracy hatched by the "scarlet beast" to subordinate civil power to Roman usurpation, although some Anglican interpreters turned prophecy against Whigs and dissenters in the ensuing furor about the exclusion of James, Duke of York, the future James II.
In this section, I plan to reexamine Charles II's interest as a book collector, his religious status, and his wife's status as an English symbol of royal Catholicism--particularly against the backdrop of the 1678 Popish plot.
This essay traverses familiar ground, but Gibney's examination of the manner in which Irish Protestants' reading of the events of the winter of 1641--42 facilitated their ready acceptance of the Popish plot and other reputed Catholic conspiracies is useful.
This may explain why, since the publication of John Kenyon's account in The Popish Plot (London: Heinemann, 1972), historians keenly interested in the subject have framed their more analytic studies in terms of "public opinion," "political crisis," or "political instability" rather than adopting the Popish Plot itself as their governing framework.
It was this conservative worldview that Peter Hinds suggests underlay L'Estrange's journalism, particularly his sceptical attitude towards and efforts to undermine the credibility of the witnesses to the Popish Plot.
30pm) Specialist subjects in the first semi-final are Scott's Last Expedition, Seventies TV series Blake's 7, PG Wodehouse's School Stories and The Popish Plot.
The cult series is one of the specialist subjects, along with Scott's Last Expedition, PG Wodehouse's School Stories and The Popish Plot.
He further believed that church was the main source of all idolatry, tyranny, and persecution of Christian saints, and he viewed the Popish Plot as another example of the need for swift action against the church.