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Titus Oates is sentenced for leading the Popish Plot...
Item # 617209
May 18, 1685
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 18, 1685
* Popish Plot sentencing
* Titus Oates anti Catholic conspiracy
The back page has an historic report from Westminster on the sentence of Titus Oates, the central figure in the Popish Plot which was a contrived scheme to kill the King. It all proved to be untrue and Titus Oates was convicted of perjury. The report notes in part: "Titus Otes [sic], who was convicted on the 8th and 9th instant upon two several indictments of perjury, being this day brought to the King's Bench Bar, the court awarded judgment against him as follows..." and what follows is the sentence, being quite severe (see).
A single sheet newspaper, 6 3/4 by 11 inches, great condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's