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 examine of the turbulent decade following the Revolution of 1688. so much reports of the wonderful Revolution specialize in its factors or long term results, yet Weil as a substitute zeroes in at the early years while the survival of the recent regime used to be unsure. by means of encouraging informers, enforcing loyalty oaths, postponing habeas corpus, and delaying the long-promised reform of treason trial technique, the Williamite regime safe itself from enemies and cemented its bonds with supporters, but in addition positioned its personal credibility at risk.

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