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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The monstrous fiction of a 'Popish Plot,' brought forward by Titus Oates, and the murderous frenzy which it produced, were demonstrations of the strength of the Protestant feeling, and the leader of the Whigs, the Earl of Shaftesbury, proposed that the Duke of York should be excluded by law from the succession to the throne in favor of the Duke of Monmouth, one of the king's illegitimate sons.
The family has important historical connections with the "Popish Plot", a Catholic conspiracy alleged by Titus Oates, aka "Titus the Liar" to kill Charles II.
1649: Titus Oates, Anglican priest and fabricator of the "Popish Plot" in 1678, was born.
1649: Titus Oates, English Anglican priest and fabricator of the "Popish Plot" in 1678, was born.
NATIONAL DAY OF COSTA RICA 1649: Titus Oates, English Anglican priest and fabricator of the "Popish Plot" in 1678, was born.
Then he fell in with the Whigs following the revelations of the Popish Plot in 1678, who courted him as a potential Protestant alternative to the Catholic heir, James, Duke of York; became mixed up in radical conspiracy in 1682-1683; and led an ill-fated rebellion against the crown following the death of his father and York's accession to the throne in 1685.
BATTLE OF BRITAIN DAY NATIONAL DAY OF COSTA RICA 1649: Titus Oates, English Anglican priest and fabricator of the "Popish Plot" in 1678, was born.
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.
The bones were found in a garment dating from the period of Titus Oates, who invented a "Popish Plot" to kill King Charles II, which resulted in many people being persecuted for their religion, including John Plessington, who died as a martyr in Chester in 1679.
St John - one of two Shrewsbury saints - was accused of treason in the "Popish Plot", instigated by Titus Oates.
From the same auction were also obtained several seventeenth-century anti-Catholic pamphlets relating to the so-called "Popish Plot" fabricated by Titus Oates between 1678 and 1681, alleging that a number of Jesuits, Catholic nobles, and other "papists" were conspiring to assassinate King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland.
In England, this change began after what was called the Popish Plot of 1678.