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Thomas Dawks (the Younger) (1636–1689)

England's grand memorial: the unparallel’d plot to destroy his Majesty, subvert the Protestant religion: and Sir Edmund burie Godfrey’s murder […] 1680

Letterpress and engraving | 54.0 x 41.0 cm | RCIN 1027843.e

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The magistrate, Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, mysteriously disappeared on 12 October 1678. Five days later, his lifeless body was found in a ditch on Primrose Hill. Catholic plotters were quickly blamed for Godfrey's murder as revenge for his involvement with Titus Oates in the so-called Popish Plot that became an anti-Catholic campaign. In this broadsheet Godfrey and Charles II are depicted in the centre, surrounded by scenes from the Popish Plot. Cat. 176