Popish Plots

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A unique binding of 92 ephemeral items such as speeches, narratives, plays and ballads from the ‘Popish Plot.’ A conspiracy which occurred during English Protestant Reformation between the years 1678 and 1681, instigated by Titus Oates. The volume was compiled by a yet unidentified collector and includes some marginalia and concludes with a handwritten list of items. The work was recognised in a 2002 significance assessment by the Library and Conservation Centre and was subsequently conserved with funding from the Friends of the Baillieu Library. The pamphlets are yet to be researched in-depth.

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