Rye House Plot

Of False Plots and Murder

This is the story of how a King and his brother removed the power and heads of their political rivals. This is the Rye House Plot and it ends with the execution of William Lord Russell. For he is the leader of the County Party, or the King’s opposition.

Newgate Gaol, July 20. 1683
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This night William, Lord Russell, is in Newgate prison awaiting his execution tomorrow morning.

This night William, Lord Russell, is in Newgate prison awaiting his execution tomorrow morning.

This night William, Lord Russell, is in Newgate prison awaiting his execution tomorrow morning.

Lincolns Inn Fields, July 21. 1683
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This is an Account of the Execution of William, Lord Russell, leader of the opposition to the Duke of York

This is an Account of the Execution of William, Lord Russell, leader of the opposition to the Duke of York

This is an Account of the Execution of William, Lord Russell, leader of the opposition to the Duke of York

Newgate Gaol, July 19. 1683
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This is a copy of the Letter, written by William, Lord Russell to his Majesty, King Charles II

This is a copy of the Letter, written by William, Lord Russell to his Majesty, King Charles II

This is a copy of the Letter, written by William, Lord Russell to his Majesty, King Charles II

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