The Popish Plot and Exclusion—1678–85
Lecture no. 37 from the course: A History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts
Taught by Professor Robert Bucholz | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
An alleged "Popish plot" to kill the king and establish his Catholic brother, James, Duke of York, on the throne leads to the rise of the Whig and Tory parties, a failed effort to bar James, and the pursuit by Charles of what comes to be known as the Tory Revenge. The Revenge culminates in a deathbed conversion to Catholicism and the peaceful succession of James.