Item Details

William Penn: A Life

Andrew R. Murphy
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Language
English
ISBN
9780190234249, 0190234245
Summary
"It may surprise many that William Penn, who founded one of the thirteen original American colonies, spent just four years on American soil. Even more surprising, though, is Penn's remarkable impact on the fundamental principles of religious freedom on both sides of the Atlantic, especially given his tumultuous life: from his youthful radicalism as leader of the Quaker movement to his role as governor and proprietor of a major American colony; from royal courtier to alleged traitor to the Crown. In the first major biography of this important transatlantic figure in more than forty years, Andrew R. Murphy takes readers through the defiant and complex life of a religious dissenter, political theorist, and social activist"--
Contents
  • Prologue
  • Origins
  • A young man on the move
  • Cork, and convincement
  • Celebrity
  • "The Great Opinionist"
  • American affairs and Popish plots
  • Penn's Woods
  • To America and back again
  • Trouble on both sides of the Atlantic
  • Seclusion and solitude
  • Return to public life
  • Pirates, Penn, and the Pennsylvanians
  • Back in England
  • William Jr.
  • "Prison" and after
  • Epilogue.
Description
xiv, 460 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-438) and index.
Technical Details
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