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.
'The Horrid Popish Plot
': Roger L'Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late-Seventeenth-Century London.
On November 5th, 1682 rioters seized the furniture from the Holborn house of press censor and pamphleteer Sir Roger L'Estrange (1616-1704), who had the audacity to write tracts doubting the authenticity of Titus Oates' 'Popish plot
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
. Harold Love's contribution examines the typography of the Observator, set using copious black letter and italics to convey L'Estrange's 'voice', but thus printed paradoxically had the effect of making its pages into word-pictures.
Mastermind (7.30pm) 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
. John Humphrys presents.
The cult series is one of the specialist subjects, along with Scott's Last Expedition, PG Wodehouse's School Stories and The Popish Plot
. John Humphrys presents..
In her introduction, Catherine Armstrong points to ephemera as a theme of the volume: Angela McShane examines the typography of broadsides; Eddie Cass and Paul Smith explore chapbook "mumming plays" (folk plays); Susannah Randall looks at the increase of newspapers during the Popish Plot
; Stephen Brown presents a biography of the eighteenth-century newspaper publisher, Peter Williamson; and Lisa Peters surveys reaction to the Boer Wars in the North Wales press.
By far the most provocative of these treatises was Mystical Babylon Unveiled, (12) published by Knollys in 1679, following the infamous "Popish Plot
" of 1678.
The authors, father and son, paint the background to all this and describe in detail the hysteria that gripped the country during the Popish Plot
of 1678 and the years following.
Less than a decade earlier England had been pushed to the brink of internecine war when a charlatan revealed a fantastical "Popish Plot
" to murder Charles and to re-Catholicize England by force.
The play was produced in the wake of the revelations of the Popish Plot
, when the fear of a French invasion had prompted the raising of the militia.
Francis Barlow's A True Narrative of the Horrid Hellish Popish Plot
was produced in 1682, followed by the humorous and often bawdy creations of William Hogarth, such as The Punishments of Lemuel Gulliver (1726).
Dryden remained a Protestant in 1678, the year Oates embarked on that epic campaign of perjury which almost at once began to be called "the Popish Plot
" ("Like McCarthyism in our time" to quote the late A.