algernon sidney


algernon sidney

English Whig politician executed for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government of King Charles II (ruled 1660-85). His guilt was never conclusively proved, and Whig tradition regarded him as a great republican martyr.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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