AUTHOR: [RYE HOUSE PLOT] RUSSELL, Lord William
TITLE: The Last Speech and Carriage of the Lord Russel, upon the scaffold, &c. on Saturday the 21st of July, 1683.
PUBLISHER: London: n.p., 1683.
DESCRIPTION: 1 vol., extracted, folio, 11-5/8" x 7", 4pp., complete.
REFERENCE: WING R2353
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Rye House Plot of 1683 was a plan to assassinate King Charles II of England and his brother (and heir to the throne) James, Duke of York. Historians vary in their assessment of the degree to which details of the conspiracy were finalized. Whatever the state of the assassination plot, plans to mount a rebellion against the Stuart monarchy were being entertained by some opposition leaders in England, and the government cracked down hard on those in a series of state trials, accompanied with repressive measures and widespread searches for arms. The Plot presaged, and may have hastened, the rebellions of 1685.