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The First Churchills: Plot Counter-Plot 

John is promoted to Brigadier and much to Sarah's dismay, is off to Holland. There is much intrigue at court with Titus Oates telling King Charles II there is a Jesuit plot to have him ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
Colin Bean Colin Bean ... Lord Russell
Lisa Daniley Lisa Daniley ... Princess Mary
John Neville ... John Churchill
Kay Patrick Kay Patrick ... Henretta Wentworth
Frederick Peisley Frederick Peisley ... Earl Of Shaftesbury
Arthur Pentelow Arthur Pentelow ... Earl of Danby
Bruce Purchase ... Duke of Buckingham
Robert Robinson Robert Robinson ... Louis XIV
Alan Rowe Alan Rowe ... Prince of Orange
John Standing ... Sidney Godolphin
James Villiers ... Charles II
Barry Wade Barry Wade ... Chiffinch
Holly Wilson Holly Wilson ... Margaret Blagge
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John is promoted to Brigadier and much to Sarah's dismay, is off to Holland. There is much intrigue at court with Titus Oates telling King Charles II there is a Jesuit plot to have him killed and install a Catholic King on the throne. There are plotters on all sides however, with others out to discredit the King's brother, the Duke of York and the Earl of Danby, Lord Treasurer. Lord Shaftsbury urges the King to either divorce his wife an remarry in order to producer a Protestant heir or recognize his illegitimate son, the Duke of Monmouth, as his legitimate heir. The King refuses both requests but does ask his brother and heir James, Duke of York to leave the Catholic church in favor of the Church of England. He refuses to do so. Sidney Godolphin is the father of a new son but his wife Meg dies in childbirth. Written by garykmcd

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24 January 1971 (USA) See more »

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