Peter Hinds

in ‘The Horrid Popish Plot’

Published by British Academy

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780197264430
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191733994 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs


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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

Chapter.  1991 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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