1649, Sep 151705, Jul 12
an English priest who fabricated the "Popish Plot", a supposed Catholic conspiracy to kill King Charles II. Oates was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and other schools. At Cambridge University, he entered Gonville and Caius College in 1667 but transferred to St John's College in 1669; he left later the same year without a degree. A less than astute student, he was regarded by his tutor as "a great dunce", although he did have a good memory. At Cambridge, he also gained a reputation for homosexuality and a "Canting Fanatical way".
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Richard Duke
...evidence. Among works by Duke was the caustic satire on Titus Oates, printed by Nathanael Thompson, ‘A Panegyrick...
Adam Elliot sarcastically entitled A Modest Vindication of Titus Oates the Salamanca Doctor from Perjury, and contains the...
Thomas Thwing
...offshoot of the fabricated Popish Plot invented by Titus Oates. His feast day is October 23. At the time of the...
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