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by Henry St. John Bolingbroke

After traveling on the Contenent, he entered parliament in 1710 as Tory member for Wootton Bassett. he was made a peer in 1712 and in 1713 he brilliantly negotiated the treaty of Utrecht. After intriguing successfully for Harley's downfall, he was plotting a Jacobite restoration when Queen Anne died, and George I succeeded. Bolingbroke then fled to France. In 1723 he obtained permission to return to England, and became the associate of Pope, Swift, and other men of letters. Disappointed in his hope of readmission to political life, he returned to France, where he wrote this work.

Bibliographic Information

Author: Henry St. John Bolingbroke

Title: Remarks on the History of England: From the Minutes of Humphry Oldcastle

Published: London: Printed for R. Francklin, 1743.


Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in full contemporary brown calf over cords, covers ruled in gilt. Purchased from D&D Galleries.