The Killing of Justice Godfrey Author:Stephen Knight An investigation of England's most remarkable unsolved murder. — The restoration of the British monarchy under Charles II was regularly threatened by republican plots. Some extreme republicans were also fanatically anti-Catholic and whipped up religious passions with scaremongering attempts to persuade the populace that a "Popish Plot" was about ... more »to take over the country.
The brutal murder of a prominent magistrate, Sir Edmond Godfrey, was the perfect pretext for an anti-Catholic witch-hunt. Numerous Catholics were arrested and some were executed as murderers.
But they were merely scapegoats, and the killing of Justice Godfrey has continued to fascinate and baffle historians ever since. Now Stephen Knight as unearthed new evidence which points to an ingenious solution.
The Killing of Justice Godfrey is a historical suspense thriller--with the difference that it is fact.« less