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Clarendon and His Friends

Clarendon, Edward Hyde, Earl of) Ollard, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0689117310 / ISBN 13: 9780689117312
Published by Atheneum, NY, 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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367 clean, unmarked pages/footnotes, illustrations, appendices (Clarendon's will of 1666 and the Hyde children), a select bibliography, and an index; dj w/unclipped price; First Edition, First Printing Size: 8 vo. Bookseller Inventory # 106151

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Title: Clarendon and His Friends

Publisher: Atheneum, NY

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: B/W Illus

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st.

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Traces the life of the Earl of Clarendon and examines his involvement in 17th century English politics

From Publishers Weekly:

Political architect of the Restoration, chief minister and loyal servant to Charles II, Sir Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, weathered long years of exile and swung between extremes of wealth and dire poverty. In this verbose but richly textured biography, English historian Ollard (Pepys) argues that Clarendon, who actively supported plots to assassinate Oliver Cromwell, was motivated by an insistence that the rule of law must undergird the Royalist cause. The author makes us feel sympathy for this extremely vain, overbearing, witty and ambitious politician. Clarendon's friends included Ben Jonson and Thomas Hobbes, whose Leviathan he despised. A prolific historian, he much preferred domestic comfort to the intrigues of court. Ollard's compelling portrayal of this self-professed Christian sinner unintentionally shows the danger of a morality rooted in the assumption that God will work out His purposes in the political arena. Illustrations.
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