AUTHOR: [POPISH PLOT] Edward Coleman.
TITLE: The tryal of Edward Coleman, Gent. for conspiring the death of the King, and the subversion of the government of England and the Protestant religion who upon full evidence was found guilty of high treason, and received sentence accordingly, ....
PUBLISHER: London: for Robert Pawlet, 1678.
DESCRIPTION: 1 vol., extracted, folio, 12" x 7-1/2", (i)104pp., complete.
REFERENCE: WING T2185
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The first major trial of the Popish Plot, the 'test' case which led to Coleman's execution and those of many others.
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.