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POPISH PLOT. The tryals of Robert Green, Henry Berry, & Lawrence Hill, for the murder of Sr. Edmond-bury Godfrey, knt., one of His Majesties justices of the peace for the county of Middlesex..., before Sir William Scroggs.... (1679)

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AUTHOR: [POPISH PLOT] Robert Green; Henry Berry; Lawrence Hill

TITLE: The tryals of Robert Green, Henry Berry, & Lawrence Hill, for the murder of Sr. Edmond-bury Godfrey, knt., one of His Majesties justices of the peace for the county of Middlesex : at the King's Bench Bar at Westminster, before Sir William Scroggs....

PUBLISHER: London: for Robert Pawlet, 1679.

DESCRIPTION: 1 vol., extracted, folio, 12" x 7-1/2", (i)92pp., as with most copies lacking the frontispiece portrait (plate) of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, otherwise complete.

REFERENCE: WING T2256

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.[1] 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.

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