Henry Neville and the toleration of Catholics during the Exclusion Crisis

Mahlberg, Gaby (2010) Henry Neville and the toleration of Catholics during the Exclusion Crisis. Historical Research, 83 (222). pp. 617-634. ISSN 0950-3471

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2281.2009.00533.x

Abstract

While the Popish Plot of the later seventeenth century is commonly seen as a fabrication by the political opposition employed to root out Catholicism and secure a Protestant succession in England, this article shows that there were also voices within the opposition that exposed the scapegoating of Catholics as a political ploy, backed the succession of the duke of York and even argued for a toleration of Catholics. Using the example of the republican Henry Neville, his political writings and correspondence with Cosimo III, this article calls for a reassessment of the political and religious divisions of the so-called Exclusion Crisis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: V100 History by period
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 19:28
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:10
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4682

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