Cabinet 5: The Popish Plot
On news of the death of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey in 1678, Miles Prance became an object of suspicion. Imprisoned in Newgate, Prance confessed and recanted several times, resulting in the execution of Henry Berry, Robert Green, and Lawrence Hill for the murder. While Prance was embroiled in the Popish Plot, a fictitious conspiracy to assassinate Charles II, it is likely the three men executed were innocent. Prance published many works in an attempt to redeem himself. This item here claims to be a compilation of works by others, thereby absolving Prance of any responsibility.
Miles Prance, A True Narrative and Discovery of Several Very Remarkable Passages Relating to the Horrid Popish Plot: as They Fell Within the Knowledge of Mr. Miles Prance of Covent-Garden, Goldsmith (London: Dorman Newman, 1679) de Beer Ec 1679 P