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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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‘[W]ill you have your Throats cut ere you will believe?’:1 Popish Plot(s)

‘[W]ill you have your Throats cut ere you will believe?’:1 Popish Plot(s)

(p.70) Chapter 2 ‘[W]ill you have your Throats cut ere you will believe?’:1 Popish Plot(s)
‘The Horrid Popish Plot’

Peter Hinds

British Academy

This chapter discusses an outline of the key but controversial details of the Popish Plot. It studies particular misreports and misrepresentations of these details, whether unwitting or otherwise. The different media of communication used to disseminate plot information is studied, and specific examples of each media are provided. The Popish Plot ‘Narratives’ and the ‘Pope-burning processions’ are also discussed.

Keywords:   Popish plot, controversial details, communication, plot information, Popish Plot Narratives, misrepresentations

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