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Oates, Titus 

A Dictionary of British History

John Cannon,

Robert Crowcroft

(1649–1705).Perjurer and fabricator of the ‘*Popish plot’. Despite his status as an Anglican priest, Oates's penchant was for lies and petty crime. Recognizing by the mid‐1670s that the surest way to advancement was to feed the public taste for catholic scare‐mongering, he wormed his way into catholic counsels, and became a member of the faith himself in ... ...

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