An Attempt to land a Bishop in America, 1768.

English political print depicting the ire of colonists against England as tensions between the two groups mounted.  As the Englishman John Wade succinctly noted, “Divided as they are into a thousand forms of policy and religion, there is one point in which they all agree—they equally detest the pageantry of a king and the supercilious hypocrisy of a bishop.”  The print proclaims, “No Lords Spiritual or Temporal in New England,” as an angry mob of colonists throw books titled Locke, Calvin’s Works, and Sydney on Government at an English bishop fleeing by ship, while a Quaker holds Barclay’s Apology out to the viewer.


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