In addition to its importance in mainstreaming apocalyptic interpretation in late-Stuart history, Johnston's work is especially helpful in explaining the credibility of the Popish Plot
allegations and the meaning of 1688-89 for contemporaries.
Hinds presents his study as "a self-contained rendering of the Plot," and part of the promise of such a rendering, focusing on the circulation of political information, lies in its potential further to qualify John Kenyon's view of the plot as an expression of "mass hysteria" or "mass hypnotism," "a classic panic" characterized by "paranoiac fear" of Catholics, a political culture of "continual conspiracy," and "popular fury" resulting from "almost total ignorance" of reliable political news (Kenyon, Popish Plot
, 5, 9, 13, 111, 115-16, 202, 272-73.
Also, the extent of the social upheaval caused by the Popish Plot
or the amount of influence the tumultuous climate had on the Particular Baptists of London should not be underestimated.
In the following chapters, Bellabarba shows how it became international scandal, tied in to fears of Spain, Italy, popish plots
, as well as titillating matters of sex, corruption at court, and the supremely horrific crime of poisoning; he deals beautifully, for example, with the way in which public suspicion and Sir Edward Coke's explicit linking of this "powder poison" with the "powder treason," Gunpowder Plot, fed on one another, and thereby fed into rumors of Somerset's involvement in the death of Prince Henry and of Somerset and/or Spanish plots to kill the royal family, the council, the nobility.
Taken together, the Popish Plot
and the Exclusion Crisis, accompanied by the birth of modern party politics, produced the fodder for a series of extended national conflicts, and the lapse of the Licensing Act provided the means to keep them before the public eye.
The founding of the United Irish Society in 1791, the outbreak of war with France in 1793, United Irish intrigues with the French, coupled with the depredations of the Defenders, a largely Catholic agrarian insurgency, all convinced Musgrave that a far-reaching and fiendish Popish plot
was afoot and that Protestant Ireland needed to be awakened to the deadly danger that confronted it.
Marotti explores the propaganda surrounding Catholic plots by examining three "religiously coded events" (10): the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, the Irish Rebellion of 1641, and the trumped-up Popish Plot
of 1678-81, in which the allegations of Titus Oates launched a furor during which twenty-four Catholics were executed.
Raymond etablit surtout le role des pamphlets dans le Popish Plot
de 1678-83 demontrant le ro1e crucial qu'ils ont joue non seulement dans le fagonnement de l'opinion publique mais carrement dans l'invention fictive du complot visant a exclure le duc d'York du trone.
Two of these latter concern his problems during the Popish Plot
(when he was accused of treason) and one is concerned with the commission set up to reform the Navy, 'the culminating achievement of Pepys's professional life'.
Foot, "Bookbinding"; Maureen Bell, "Mise-en-page, Illustration, Expressive Form"; Randall Anderson, "The Rhetoric of Paratext in Early Printed Books"; Peter Campbell, "The Typography of Hobbes' Leviathan"; Nicholas Barker, "The Polyglot Bible"; Harold Love, "The Look of News: Popish Plot
Narratives 1678-80"; T.
An annual commemoration of something few people understand, a bungled 17th Century Popish plot
Between 1778 and 1682, during the period of the Popish Plot
and the Exclusion Crisis, these five plays were staged with added dark motifs and pessimistic episodes.
His belief that "the Popish Plot
no doubt helped to deflate Antichrist as a serious concept" was simply not born out in dissenting circles in London.
In the highly charged atmosphere produced by the Thirty Years' War, Milton thus played on fears of a popish plot
, accusing the late king of having been not only an absolutist ruler but an agent of Catholic forces threatening to dominate the whole of Europe.
She focuses on texts produced in response to three crises in Protestant-Catholic relations: the Gunpowder Plot, Henrietta Maria's encouragement of Catholicism, and the Popish Plot