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The Tryal of Edward Coleman Gent for Conspiring the Death of the King. Trial, Popish Plot, Edward Coleman, Defendant.
The Tryal of Edward Coleman Gent for Conspiring the Death of the King.

The Tryal of Edward Coleman Gent for Conspiring the Death of the King.

A Victim of The Popish Plot [Trial]. [Popish Plot]. Coleman, Edward, Defendant [1636-1678]. The Tryal of Edward Coleman, Gent. For Conspiring the Death of the King, And the Subversion of the Government of England, And the Protestant Religion: Who upon Full Evidence was Found Guilty of High Treason, And Received Sentence Accordingly, On Thursday November the 28th 1678. London: Printed for Robert Pawlet, 1678. [iv], 1-32, 37-44, 41-80, 89-104 pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Folio (11" x 6-3/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards by Philip Dusel, raised bands, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine. Light toning to interior, a few faint spots to imprimatur leaf and title page, corner of first leaf lacking, loss to page numbers and catchwords in a few places due to trimming. $450. * Only 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. Colman, a known Catholic, was close to James, which marked him for denunciation by Oates. Despite his innocence, he was hanged, drawn and quartered. He became a Catholic martyr, beatified by Pope Pius XI in 1929. English Short-Title Catalogue R4486.

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