The History and Fate of Sacrilege, Discover’d by Examples of…

“Published for the Terror of Evil Doers”

The History and Fate of Sacrilege, Discover’d by Examples of Scripture, of Heathens, and of Christians... now Published for the Terror of Evil Doers.

London : For John Hartley... 1698. 8vo, A4, B-T8, U2, 19th century 1/2 calf, marbled bds, joints cracked, cords sound.
In the second half of this work the author gives accounts of a great variety of historical persons and their misfortunes suffered as a result of their sacrilege. He traces, for instance, the continuing misfortunes of those families who were given monastery lands on their dissolution by Henry VIII.

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