THE KILLING OF JUSTICE GODFREY An Investigation into England's Most Remarkable Unsolved Murder

Author: Knight (Stephen)
Year: 1984
Publisher: Granada.
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F/Vg+
ISBN: 0246123516
Price: 5.00
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Hardback, 1st edn. 13 years after the Great Plague of 1665 - and 18yrs. after the restoration of the monarchy under Charles II - and England was swept by a new pestilence. It was a time of plots and counter-plots, of papist scares and republican conspiracy. The murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey further inflamed anti-Catholic feelings, already dangerously aroused by Titus Oates's so-called 'Popish Plot'. The author shows that the men executed for the crime were merely scapegoats, that Godfrey wasn't all that he seemed, and that - far from the Catholics being guilty - a very different group of 'honourable friends' had excellent reasons for killing him. Illus., Appendices, Abbreviations, Notes and Sources, Bibliog. and Index. 280pp. 8vo. h/back. F. in Vg+ patchily faded pcdw. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage if shipped overseas.

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