Discourses of Suffering

MANSELL, Roderick



ESTC R20941

This book focuses on one Thomas Dangerfield, who, like Oates, concocted a tale of a nonexistent plot. In Dangerfield’s case, it was a transparently false claim of a Presbyterian plot to kill the king. When his tale was exposed as a falsehood, he alleged that the Catholics had put him up to it as cover for their own plot, implicating Elizabeth Cellier, a Catholic midwife, who had befriended Dangerfield while he was in prison. In this way, Dangerfield’s lies fed into the frenzy of the Popish Plot.

Popish Plot

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