In a time of bigotry and fake news the truth can be hard to find…

In 1678, Titus Oates shocked Protestant London with wild stories of a Catholic uprising, French invasion and secret plans to assassinate Charles II.

THE ROAD TO NEWGATE tells the story of a journalist, Nat Thompson, who grows determined to prove Oates is a liar. His pursuit of justice, however, has far-reaching consequences: for himself, for his young wife Anne and for their closest friends and allies.

Available from Crooked Cat Publishing, Summer 2018.

The following is a contemporary news-sheet (with permission from the British Library) illustrating the ‘true’ story of the ‘horrid hellish Popish-Plot’…