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‘The Horrid Popish Plot’Roger L’Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late Seventeenth-Century London$
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Peter Hinds

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264430

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.001.0001

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‘Have a Care of perverted Authorities’:1 Parliament, Partisanship, and the Earl of Shaftesbury

‘Have a Care of perverted Authorities’:1 Parliament, Partisanship, and the Earl of Shaftesbury

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(p.329) Chapter 9 ‘Have a Care of perverted Authorities’:1 Parliament, Partisanship, and the Earl of Shaftesbury
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‘The Horrid Popish Plot’
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Peter Hinds

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0010

This chapter discusses and addresses two main concerns. It starts by examining the controversy that surrounded the moving of Parliament from Westminster to Oxford in March 1681. It analyses the pamphlet discourse that circulated before and after it met, and considers the powerful strategy of invoking historical precedents in polemical debate. Finally, it looks at some representations of Antony Ashley Cooper, who was the Earl of Shaftesbury.

Keywords:   pamphlet discourse, Earl of Shaftesbury, Antony Ashley Cooper, polemical debate, historical precedents, Parliament, Westminster, Oxford

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