Titus Oates

Standard Name: Oates, Titus


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Family and Intimate relationships Lady Lucy Herbert
Lucy's father, William Herbert , owned estates in Wales and the Welsh marches, although much of the family's large properties had been forfeited after they fought for the monarchy in the English Civil War...
Family and Intimate relationships Winifred Maxwell, Countess of Nithsdale
Winifred's father, William Herbert , was a major land-owner in the Welsh marches and Wales proper, a convinced and hereditary monarchist, as active in government as his Catholic religion allowed, a courtier and a soldier...
Material Conditions of Writing Ephelia
The royal licence indicates that the gentlewoman attribution must have been accurate. The date belongs to the height of the plot: that is, the anti-Catholic furore that followed the murder of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey
Textual Features Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton
In it she used public humiliation in an attempt to persuade her husband to increase her allowance. She denounced him as a literary Cagliostro , political Titus Oates and marital Henry the Eighth
Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton,. “Introduction”. A Blighted Life, edited by Marie Mulvey Roberts, Thoemmes, p. vi - xxxvi.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Aphra Behn
This hilarious comedy is set in Rome, with a conspicuously stupid, lustful, and venial puritan clergyman guyed as Tickletext, in transparent allusion to Titus Oates and the Popish Plot. The three heroines all...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Emma Robinson
The highly involved plot of this novel brought together a number of high-profile historical London figures to surround the hero and heroine of its love-story: the Merry Monarch himself, his lower-class mistress Nell Gwyn ...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Anne Wentworth
Then follow a number of short, dated passages in prose and verse, beginning with a few from 1677 and 1678. The prophetic refrain Woe to England is heard again.
Wentworth, Anne. The Revelation of Jesus Christ.
AW draws with gusto on...
Violence Elinor James
In 1702 EJ (who had already suffered a fine and imprisonment for her literary-political activities) had a physical confrontation with Titus Oates , famous for his informing or bearing of false witness against Catholics in...


12 August 1678: Titus Oates laid his allegations of a Popish...

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12 August 1678

Titus Oates laid his allegations of a Popish plot against the crown and government of England: this triggered immediate panic and the prolonged Exclusion Crisis, an attempt to bar the Catholic Duke of York

22 May 1685: Titus Oates, the informer in the alleged...

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22 May 1685

Titus Oates , the informer in the alleged Popish Plot, was whipped through the London streets at a cart's tail from Newgate Prison , where he was incarcerated, to Tyburn.


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