A Contemporary Collection of Twelve Popish Plot Trials and a Related Broadside [Trials]. [Popish Plot]. Stayley, William [d. 1678], Defendant. The Tryal of William Stayley, Goldsmith; For Speaking Treasonable Words Against His Most Sacred Majesty: And Upon Full Evidence Found Guilty of High Treason, And Received Sentence Accordingly, On Thursday November the 21th 1678. London: Printed for Robert Pawlet, 1678. 8, 7-10 pp. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) R228446. [Bound with] [Stayley, William]. An Account of the Digging Up of the Quarters of William Stayley, Lately Executed for High Treason, for that his Relations Abused the Kings Mercy. Nov. 30 1678. Imprimatur, William Scroggs. London: Printed for Robert Pawlet at the Bible in Chancery-Lane, 1678. 15-1/2" x 11-1/2" broadside. ESTC R17181 [And] [11 Trials of Men (and a Woman) Implicated in the Popish Plot]. [London: Various printers, 1678-1680]. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Stab-stitched pamphlets bound into contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece (reading Trials), early manuscript index to front free endpaper. Some minor scuffs and scratches to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to head of spine, small piece of calf lacking below lettering piece, rear joint just starting at head, corners bumped and lightly worn, hinges cracked. Light toning to interior, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining and worming to margins in a few places, inkstains to margins of a few leaves. A unique collection by a contemporary compiler. $1,750. * The Popish Plot was a fictitious conspiracy to assassinate Charles II. It provoked a spasm of anti-Catholic hysteria in England and Scotland that led to the executions of at least 22 men and women between 1678 and 1681 and harsh laws against Catholics. The work of a contemporary compiler, our volume collects 12 trials and a related broadside relating to this horrible event. The other trials are: - [Edward Coleman] 1678. ESTC R4486. - [William Ireland, Thomas Pickering and John Grove]. 1678. ESTC 2719. - [Robert Green, Henry Berry, & Lawrence Hill]. 1679. ESTC R24642. - [Nathaniel Reading]. 1679. ESTC 7193.
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