Mezzotint. Image 351 x 253mm. 13¾ x 10". Trimmed to just outside the platemark.
Henry Sacheverell (1674-1724) was an English High Church clergyman and politician. He came to fame when preacher at St Saviour's, Southwark. His famous sermons on the church in danger from the neglect of the Whig ministry to keep guard over its interests were preached, the one at Derby on 15 August 1709, the other at St Paul's Cathedral on 5 November 1709. They were immediately reprinted, the latter being dedicated to the lord mayor and the former to the author's kinsman, George Sacheverell who was high sheriff of Derbyshire that year, and, as the passions of the whole British population were at this period keenly exercised between the rival factions of Whig and Tory; Sacheverell's arguments on behalf of the church which supplied the Tories with most of their support made him their idol.
CS:219: ii of ii. In the NPG. W: 220.
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