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'A True Narrative of the Horrid Hellish Popish-Plot...The First Part'

1 of 2 portraits of Henry Arundell, 3rd Baron Arundell of Wardour

'A True Narrative of the Horrid Hellish Popish-Plot...The First Part', after Unknown artist, 1682 - NPG D23015 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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'A True Narrative of the Horrid Hellish Popish-Plot...The First Part'

after Unknown artist
line engraving and letterpress, 1682
21 1/8 in. x 16 3/8 in. (535 mm x 417 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford, 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D23015

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This broadsheet was printed in 1682 by Tories who supported James, then Duke of York as heir to the throne. It is a satirical riposte to the anti-Catholic propaganda produced at the time of the Popish Plot. The twelve scenes parody Titus Oates's account of the plot and the accompanying verses similarly ridicule his testament and character.

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