Popish Plot

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Popish Plot

n
(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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