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The Resource William Penn : a life, Andrew R. Murphy

William Penn : a life, Andrew R. Murphy

Label
William Penn : a life
Title
William Penn
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Andrew R. Murphy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On March 4, 1681, King Charles II granted William Penn a charter for a new American colony. Pennsylvania was to be, in its founder's words, a bold "Holy Experiment" in religious freedom and toleration, a haven for those fleeing persecution in an increasingly intolerant England and across Europe. An activist, political theorist, and the proprietor of his own colony, Penn would become a household name in the New World, despite spending just four years on American soil. Though Penn is an iconic figure in both American and British history, controversy swirled around him during his lifetime. In his early twenties, Penn became a Quaker-an act of religious as well as political rebellion that put an end to his father's dream that young William would one day join the English elite. Yet Penn went on to a prominent public career as a Quaker spokesman, political agitator, and royal courtier. At the height of his influence, Penn was one of the best-known Dissenters in England and walked the halls of power as a close ally of King James II. At his lowest point, he found himself jailed on suspicion of treason, and later served time in debtor's prison. Despite his importance, William Penn has remained an elusive character-many people know his name, but few know much more than that. Andrew R. Murphy offers the first major biography of Penn in more than forty years, and the first to make full use of Penn's private papers. The result is a complex portrait of a man whose legacy we are still grappling with today. At a time when religious freedom is hotly debated in the United States and around the world, William Penn's Holy Experiment serves as both a beacon and a challenge."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Andrew R.
Dewey number
  • 974.802092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F152.2
LC item number
.M875 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Penn, William
  • Pioneers
  • Quakers
  • Pennsylvania
  • Great Britain
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
Label
William Penn : a life, Andrew R. Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Prologue
  • Origins
  • A young man on the move
  • Cork, and convincement
  • Celebrity
  • "The Great Opinionist"
  • American affairs and Popish plots
  • Penn's Woods
Control code
on1028165272
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 460 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190234263
Lccn
2018016591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028643418
  • 99978963060
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Stock number
15203597
System control number
(OCoLC)1028165272
Label
William Penn : a life, Andrew R. Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Prologue
  • Origins
  • A young man on the move
  • Cork, and convincement
  • Celebrity
  • "The Great Opinionist"
  • American affairs and Popish plots
  • Penn's Woods
Control code
on1028165272
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 460 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190234263
Lccn
2018016591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028643418
  • 99978963060
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Stock number
15203597
System control number
(OCoLC)1028165272

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