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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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Conclusion

Conclusion

Chapter:
(p.397) Conclusion
Source:
‘The Horrid Popish Plot’
Author(s):

Peter Hinds

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0012

This concluding chapter discusses the realizations and attempts that were made in the previous chapters. It focuses on Roger L'Estrange, who was preoccupied with authority and used metaphors to describe disguise and opacity. He was a prolific writer of pamphlets and periodicals, and was also fully alive to the manipulations and distortions of political discourse. Roger L'Estrange is also shown to have professed moderation, but he was found to be frequently guilty of zeal and running to extremes. The representation of Catholics is revealed to have been crucial for the credit of the plot.

Keywords:   metaphors, disguise, opacity, pamphlets, periodicals, political discourse, moderation, Catholics

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