Document ReferencePw2 Hy 345
TitleLetter from B[rilliana] P[opham], to Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Brampton Bryan Castle, Herefordshire; 8 Jan 1680/1
Date8 January 1681
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to the speech by Lord Shaftesbury which was burned by the hangman at the Cornhill Exchange; has heard that 3000 men in Northumberland 'are in arms; states that they wear blue ribbons in their hats with the inscription 'no Duke of York no Poperie no Bishop'.

Old Style dating on letter.
Termcivil disorder, Northumberland 1681
religious affairs, anti-Catholicism

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA28844Cooper; Anthony A. (1621-1683); 1st Earl of Shaftesbury; M.P.; creat. 1672; also 1st Baron Ashley; supporter of Monmouth1621-1683
NA28798Popham; Brilliana (fl 1681-1682); Mrs; née Harley d of Sir Edward Harley 1625-1700fl 1681-1682
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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