Popish Plot

fictitious anti-Catholic conspiracy in England

The Popish Plot was a story made up by Titus Oates that caused people to hate the Catholics in England between 1678 and 1681.[1] Oates said that there was a large Catholic conspiracy to kill Charles II. His story led to the execution of at least 15 men and caused the Exclusion Bill Crisis. After a while Oates' complicated story fell apart, and he was arrested and sent to prison for perjury.

The execution of the five Jesuits

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  1. Heald, Henrietta (1992). Chronicle of Britain. Jacques Legrand. p. 605. ISBN 0192116959.