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

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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 examine of the turbulent decade following the Revolution of 1688. so much reports of the wonderful Revolution concentrate on 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 doubtful. by way of encouraging informers, enforcing loyalty oaths, postponing habeas corpus, and delaying the long-promised reform of treason trial process, the Williamite regime safe itself from enemies and cemented its bonds with supporters, but additionally placed its personal credibility at risk.

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