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        Babel and Bethel: or, the Pope in his Colours, 1679

        English School, (17th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1679. On the left depiction of the Pope and behind him, London in flames, Protestants dying by sword, poison and stake; monarchs trampled on by the papal feet; on the right is Charles II (1630-85); the Church of England kneels before the king, who holds out his protective sceptre; print produced during the period of religious hysteria produced by Titus Oates (1649-1705) and the allegations of the Popish Plot; Provenance: British Museum, London, UK.


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