L’Estrange His Appeal Humbly Submitted to the Kings most Excellent Majesty And the Three Estates Assembled in Parliament.
London : Printed for Henry Brome at the Gun... 1681. Small 4to, 20 ff., A-E4, disbound.
In an effort to counteract L’Estrange’s investigations into Titus Oates’ Popish Plot, Oates persuaded Simpson Tonge, who had been arrested for publicly casting doubt on his good faith, to swear falsely that L’Estrange had paid him a hundred guineas to defame Oates and his friends. Despite his acquittal, a storm of public opinion made L’Estrange’s position dangerous and he fled abroad. When he returned in February 1681 he complained that “a whole kennel of libellers was now let loose upon him as if he were to be beaten to death by Pole-Cats”. His defence on this occasion is contained in the present pamphlet.
Reference: Wing L 1202
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