Titus Oates Anagramma Testis Ovat.This is the true Originall taken from the Life done for Hen: Brome and Ric: Chiswell: All others are Counterfeit.
Engraving. Sheet size: 240 x 150mm (9½ x 6"). Trimmed to image. Glued to album sheet at corners.
A portrait of English perjurer Titus Oates (1649 - 1705), half length in an oval frame on a pedestal, wearing wig, bands, and robe. This portrait is from a broadside entitled 'A poem upon Mt Tytus Oates, the first discoverer of the late Popish Plot', published by Henry Brome and Richard Chiswell (1679). Oates was said to have fabricated the "Popish Plot", a supposed Catholic conspiracy to kill King Charles II.
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