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The best pictures of the Popish Plot propaganda

Posted in Art, Best pictures, Famous news stories, games, Historical articles, History, London, Oddities, Politics, Religion, Royalty on Thursday, 5 November 2015

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The best pictures of the Popish Plot propaganda are images drawn for a set of 52 playing cards telling the sensational story of the fictitious Catholic conspiracy to kill Charles II.
The first picture shows the III of Spades depicting the execution of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey’s Jesuit murderers.

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Popish Plot playing card showing the Execution of the murderers of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey

The second picture shows the VIII of Clubs depicting the conspirators.

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Popish Plot playing card cards showing The Conspirators Signing the Resolve to kill the King

The third picture shows the Knave of Diamonds depicting Pickering hiding in St James’s Park to kill the King.

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Popish Plot playing card cards showing Pickering's attempt to kill the King

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