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Revolution: William Penn and James II, 1685–1688

Andrew R. Murphy

in Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190271190
eISBN:
9780190271213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271190.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

The accession of James II paved the way for William Penn to play an increasingly prominent political role. Liberty of conscience appeared closer than ever, under a sympathetic king who cultivated ... More


Laws Regulating Publication, Speech, and Performance, 1674–1684

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198183112
eISBN:
9780191847158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198183112.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

A series of treason trials highlighted the increasing concerns over the succession to the throne by a practicing Catholic, James Duke of York. After rescinding the Declaration of Indulgence in 1673, ... More


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