POPISH PLOT - SMITH, John. The Narrative of Mr John Smith of Walworth, in the County-Palatine of Durham, Gent. Containing a further discovery of the late horrid and Popish-Plot. (1679)
AUTHOR: [POPISH PLOT] SMITH, John
TITLE: The Narrative of Mr John Smith of Walworth, in the County-Palatine of Durham, Gent. Containing a further discovery of the late horrid and Popish-Plot. With an account of 1st. The inconsistency of the Popish principles with the peace of all states.....
PUBLISHER: London: by Robert Boulter, 1679.
DESCRIPTION: 1 vol., extracted, folio, 12" x 7-1/2", (iii)35pp., lacks A1 (blank?) otherwise complete.
REFERENCE: WING S4127
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Popish Plot was a fictitious conspiracy concocted by Titus Oates that between 1678 and 1681 gripped the Kingdoms of England and Scotland in anti-Catholic hysteria. Oates alleged that there existed an extensive Catholic conspiracy to assassinate Charles II, accusations that led to the execution of at least 22 men and precipitated the Exclusion Bill Crisis. Eventually Oates' intricate web of accusations fell apart, leading to his arrest and conviction for perjury.