Belasyse, John, Baron

(c.1614-1689) Royalist leader. During the Commonwealth he was a royalist agent in England, and after the Restoration was appointed to important posts, from which he resigned on the enactment of the Test Act (1673). Impeached in connection with the Titus Oates Plot, he was imprisoned without trial in the Tower of London. On the accession of James II, he was restored to favor.

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