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Titus Oates (1649-1705) in the pillory as a punishment for perjury (1685). Oates was the inventor of the Popish Plot, a supposed Roman Catholic conspiracy to kill Charles II. On his false evidence up to 15 people were executed and many other imprisoned under suspicion. Engraving.

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Titus Oates (1649-1705) in the pillory as a punishment for perjury (1685). Oates was the inventor of the Popish Plot, a supposed Roman Catholic conspiracy to kill Charles II.  On his false evidence up to 15 people were executed and many other imprisoned  under suspicion. Engraving.