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In 1678, against a backdrop of paranoiac fear of Catholicism, Titus Oates and his followers succeeded in convincing both Parliament and the public of a Jesuit and Catholic conspiracy to assassinate Charles II and overthrow the Protestant establishment. As a result, hundreds of Catholics suffered imprisonment and 24 were executed. Here is the background of that plot, its development, and its long-term repercussions. "With the technical mastery of a seasoned professional...he retells in vivid detail an extraordinary tale of human credulity, knavery, and folly."--The Times.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842121689
ISBN-10: 1842121685
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 30mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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