Lot 298Charles II – The Popish Plot – the...

Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm



Charles II – The Popish Plot – the affair of the ‘Black Box’ edition of the London Gazette for April 26-29 1680 containing particulars of the mysterious affair of the ‘Black Box’. This was part of an elaborate plot, known now as the Popish Plot, in which it was suggested that there was a Black Box containing documents which contained a marriage contract between Charles II and Lucy Walters, mother of the King’s favourite son, the Duke of Monmouth. This was a hoax and subsequently proved to be an intrigue of the notorious Titus Oates.

Hammer Price: £50.00

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