Author:Roger L'Estrange

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Roger L'Estrange

English pamphleteer and author, and staunch defender of royalist claims.

Roger L'Estrange


  • Caveat to the Cavaliers (1661)
  • Relaps'd Apostate, or Notes upon a Presbyterian Pamphlet entitled “A Petition for Peace” (1661)
  • State Divinity, or a Supplement to the “Relaps'd Apostate,” wherein is Presented the Discovery of a Present Design against the King, Parliament, and Public Peace, or Notes upon some late Presbyterian Pamphlets (1661)
  • Interest mistaken, or the Holy Cheat, proving from the undeniable Practises and Positions of the Presbyterians that the Design of that Party is to enslave both King and People under the Masque of Religion (1661)
  • To the Right Honourable Edward, Earl of Clarendon, the Humble Apology of Roger L'Estrange (1662)
  • A Memento directed to all those that truly reverence the Memory of King Charles the Martyr, and as passionately wish the Honour, Safety, and Happiness of his Royal Successor (1662)
  • Truth and Loyalty Vindicated from the Reproaches and Clamours of Mr. Edward Bagshaw (1662)
  • A Whip for the Schismaticall Animadverter (1662)
  • Considerations and Proposals in order to the Regulation of the Press, together with diverse instances of Treasonous and Seditious Pamphlets proving the necessity thereof
  • Toleration Discuss'd (1663) (external scan)
  • Presbytery Display'd (1663)
  • Discourse of the Fishery (1674)
  • ‘The Case Put (1679)
  • Free-born Subject, or the Englishman's Birthright against all tyrannical Usurpation either in Church or State (1679)
  • The Parallel, or an Account of the Growth of Knavery under the pretext of arbitrary Government and Popery (1678)
  • Citt and Bumpkin (1680), in two parts
  • History of the Plot (1680)
  • A further Discovery of the Plot, dedicated to Dr. Titus Oates (1680)
  • A Letter to Miles Prance
  • L'Estrange's case in a Civil Dialogue betwixt Zekiel and Ephraim
  • A short Answer to a whole Litter of Libellers
  • L'Estrange no Papist (1681)
  • L'Estrange his Appeal humbly submitted to the King's most Excellent Majesty, and the three Estates assembled in Parliament
  • The Shammer Shamm'd, or A plain Discovery under young Tonge's own Hand, of a Design to trepan L'Estrange into a pretended Subornation against the Popish Plot (1681)
  • The Casuist Uncas'd, in a Dialogue betwixt Richard and Baxter, with a Moderator between them for quietness' sake (1680) (external scan)
  • A Seasonable Memorial in some Historical Notes upon the Liberties of the Presse and Pulpit (1680)
  • The Reformation Reformed; or a short History of New-fashioned Christians, occasioned by Franck Smith's Yesterday's Paper of Votes (1681)
  • The Dissenters' Sayings in Requital for “L'Estrange's Sayings”, published in their own Words for the Information of the People (1681) (external scan)
  • A Word concerning Libels and Libellers, presented to Sir John Moore, Lord Mayor, and the Court of Aldermen (1681)
  • An Apology for the Protestants, being a full Justification of their departure from the Church of Rome, with fair and Practicable Proposals for a Reunion, done out of the French (1681)
  • The Character of a Papist in Masquerade, supported by authority and experience in answer to the Character of a Popish successor
  • A Reply to the Second Part of the Character of a Popish successor (1681)
  • Notes upon Stephen College, grounded principally upon his own Declarations and Confessions (1681)
  • The Accompt Clear'd: an answer to a libel intituled A True Account from Chichester concerning the Death of Habin the Informer (1682)
  • Considerations upon a printed sheet entitled the Speech of the late Lord Russell to the Sheriffs, together with the Paper delivered by him to them at the Place of Execution on July the 21st, 1683
  • The Observator Defended (1685)
  • Answer to a Letter to a Dissenter upon occasion of His Majesty's late gracious Declaration of Indulgence (1687)

As translator[edit]

  • The Fables of Æsop and other eminent Mythologists, with Moral Reflections (1692)
  • The Works of Flavius Josephus compared with the original Greek, with two discourses by Dr. Milles (1702)
  • The Visions of Don Francisco de Quevedo Villegas, Knight of the order of St. James (1667)
  • Five Love Letters from a [Portuguese] Nun to a [French] Cavalier, from the French (1678)
  • Five Love Letters written by a Cavalier in Answer (1694)
  • Love Letters between a Nobleman and his Sister, viz. F——d Lord Gr—y of Werk and the Lady Henrietta Berk—ley, under the borrowed names of Philander and Silvia, by the author of the “Letters from a Nun to a Cavalier” (1734)
  • The Gentleman Pothecary; a true Story done out of the French (1678)
  • Tully's Offices in three books (1680)
  • Twenty select Colloquies of Erasmus Roterodamus, pleasantly representing several superstitious levities that were crept into the Church of Rome in his days (1680) (external scan)
  • A Guide to Eternity, extracted out of the Writings of the Holy Fathers and Ancient Philosophers (1680), by John Bona
  • The Spanish Decameron, or ten novels made English (1687)
  • Seneca's Morals by way of abstract (1693) (external scan)
  • Terence's Comedies made English (1698), in part

Works about L'Estrange[edit]

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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