Book #72648
Item #72648 Tryals of William Ireland, Thomas Pickering, And John Grove, 1678. Trials, William Ireland, Principal Defendant.
Tryals of William Ireland, Thomas Pickering, And John Grove, 1678.

Tryals of William Ireland, Thomas Pickering, And John Grove, 1678.

Three Victims of the Popish Plot [Trials]. [Popish Plot]. Ireland, William [1636-1679], Defendant. Pickering, Thomas, [d. 1679], Defendant. Grove, John [d. 1679], Defendant. The Tryals of William Ireland, Thomas Pickering, And John Grove; For Conspiring to Murder the King: Who Upon Full Evidence were Found Guilty of High Treason, At the Sessions-House in the Old-Baily, December the 17th 1678. And Received Sentence Accordingly. London: Printed for Robert Pawlet, 1678. [iv], 84 pp. With licence leaf. Folio (11" x 6-3/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards by Philip Dusel, raised bands, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine. Light toning to interior, small faint stains in a few places, small holes from worming near gutter affecting first four leaves without loss to text. $450. * First edition. One of the cruelest hoaxes in British history, and one that led to a wave of anti-Catholic violence, the Popish Plot was the invention of Titus Oates, an Anglican clergyman, and his friend, Dr. Israel Tonge, a cleric and passionate anti-Catholic. They pretended to have discovered a Jesuit plot to assassinate the King, massacre Protestants, and set James, Duke of York, the King's Catholic brother, on the throne. Grove, Ireland and Pickering were three victims of this hoax. Ireland and Pickering, now Catholic martyrs, were beatified in 1929 by Pope Pius XI. English Short-Title Catalogue R2719.

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Book number 72648