During the Popish Plot, to which her secretary Coleman was a victim, she went abroad with her husband.
Shaftesbury and the Popish Plot had turned England into a pandemonium.
It is unnecessary to go minutely into the details of the Popish Plot.
Like most of his contemporaries he accepted the story of the Popish Plot in 1678.
The Opposition realized almost immediately that in the Popish Plot lay means for furthering their schemes of political reform.
He organised the Popish Plot, and sprung it on the nation at the ripe moment to clear the road for his own ambition.
Every one was aware of the Popish Plot, as Hugo Bohun called it.
From the time of the Popish Plot to the end of the reign, nothing of any importance transpired without her initiative or sanction.
These victims of the so-called Popish Plot were, however, amply and ruthlessly avenged.
During the excitement caused by the Popish Plot it was freely exercised.