A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in by Rachel Weil

By Rachel Weil

Stories of plots, sham plots, and the citizen-informers who came upon them are on the middle of Rachel Weil's compelling research of the turbulent decade following the Revolution of 1688. such a lot reports of the fantastic Revolution specialise in its explanations or long term results, yet Weil as an alternative zeroes in at the early years while the survival of the hot regime was once doubtful. by way of encouraging informers, enforcing loyalty oaths, postponing habeas corpus, and delaying the long-promised reform of treason trial method, the Williamite regime secure itself from enemies and cemented its bonds with supporters, but additionally placed its personal credibility at risk.

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