Roman Catholics are excluded from both Houses of Parliament

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Historical Context Note

In the wake of Louis XIV's disclosure of a secret treaty with Charles II, and Titus Oates' revelations about a Popish Plot, Roman Catholics are excluded from both Houses of the English Parliament.
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Editors. "Roman Catholics are excluded from both Houses of Parliament". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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