Henry St. John

[1st Viscount Bolingbroke]

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Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (16 September 1678 – 12 December 1751) was an English politician, government official and political philosopher. He was a leader of the Tories, and supported the Church of England politically despite his antireligious views and opposition to theology. In 1715 he supported the Jacobite rebellion of 1715 which sought to overthrow the new king George I. ... more »

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  • ''Nations, like men, have their infancy.''
    Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751), British politician, author. On the Study and Uses of History, letter 4, in Works, vol. 3 (1809).
  • ''Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense.''
    Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751), British politician, author. Reflections Upon Exile (1716).
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