[REPRESENTATIVE MEN OF THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION:] An Address Delivered Before the New York Historical Society, at the Celebration of Its Seventy-Second Anniversary, Tuesday, December 19, 1876. By Frederic de Peyser, LL.D., President of the Society. (Cover title).

By: de Peyster, Frederic, LL.D.

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- Octavo, softcover, unbound. Removed in the past from a collection of pamphlets. The title page & last text page are chipped around the edges & bumped and there is a piece out of the bottom inner corner of the last page. 44 pages. 11 black-and-white engraved portraits with tissue guards. The page corners are lightly bumped and the edges of a few front & rear pages are chipped. Good. The English Revolution [also known as The Glorious Revolution or the Revolution of 1688] was the deposing of the Catholic King James II and VII of England, Scotland and Ireland by his daughter Mary and the subsequent accession to the throne of Mary and her Dutch husband William III of Orange. James had remained childless for eleven years and the birth of his son in 1688 precipitated the revolution, creating as it did the prospect of a Catholic dynasty rather than the succession of his Protestant daughter Mary. De Peyster quotes praise of William of Orange as the man who "rescued the Protestant religion in Europe and saved the Church of England here." In this pamphlet de Peyster writes about a group of of men and women who exerted powerful influence over the development of events during the revolution. Among them, each with his or her portrait, are William, Mary, John Locke, Isaac Newton, Jonathan Swift, Edward Stillingfleet, Sir William Temple, the Duke of Marlborough, Queen Anne, John Dryden and Edmund Halley.

Title: [REPRESENTATIVE MEN OF THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION:] An Address Delivered Before the New York Historical Society, at the Celebration of Its Seventy-Second Anniversary, Tuesday, December 19, 1876. By Frederic de Peyser, LL.D., President of the Society. (Cover title).

Author Name: de Peyster, Frederic, LL.D.

Categories: History,

Publisher: New York: Published for the Society, 1876.: 1876.

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 95814

Keywords: HISTORY; BRITAIN; EUROPE; CATHOLICISM; PROTESTANTISM; RELIGION; KING JAMES ii; QUEEN MARY OF ENGLAND; WILLIAM OF ORANGE; NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY; FREDERIC DE PEYSTER, PRESIDENT OF THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY; SEVENTY-SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEW