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By Rachel Weil

ISBN-10: 0300171048

ISBN-13: 9780300171044

Stories of plots, sham plots, and the citizen-informers who came across them are on the heart of Rachel Weil's compelling learn of the turbulent decade following the Revolution of 1688. such a lot reports of the wonderful Revolution specialize in its factors or long term results, yet Weil as a substitute zeroes in at the early years whilst the survival of the hot regime was once unsure. by means of encouraging informers, implementing loyalty oaths, postponing habeas corpus, and delaying the long-promised reform of treason trial process, the Williamite regime secure itself from enemies and cemented its bonds with supporters, but in addition positioned its personal credibility at risk.

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