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William Penn: As the Founder of Two Commonwealths Augustus C Buell

William Penn: As the Founder of Two Commonwealths

Augustus C Buell

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781331316251
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412 pages
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Excerpt from William Penn: As the Founder of Two CommonwealthsThe seventeenth century was essentially an epoch of warfare between kingly despotism and the conscience of the people. During that century, for the first time since the birth of Christ,MoreExcerpt from William Penn: As the Founder of Two CommonwealthsThe seventeenth century was essentially an epoch of warfare between kingly despotism and the conscience of the people. During that century, for the first time since the birth of Christ, aspirations for religious liberty found embodiment in organized armies and achieved definite form in victory over the hosts of oppression and the hordes of bigotry. It witnessed two revolutions in England, in which the forces of the people were arrayed against monarchs who aimed at absolutism- in which religious freedom waged war against dynastic intolerance. The whole result was one king beheaded and another driven from his throne to die in exile.On the Continent of Europe the seventeenth century witnessed the emancipation of North Germany from the sway of the Holy Roman Empire. Its first half saw the Thirty Years War, illuminated by the genius of Gustav Adolf and made splendid by his heroic virtues.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.