The Trial of Dr Henry Sacheverell, a part-pack of 24 playing cards, circa 1711,

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The Trial of Dr Henry Sacheverell, a part-pack of 24 playing cards,
circa 1711,

Sold for £ 1,125 (US$ 1,406) inc. premium
The Trial of Dr Henry Sacheverell, a part-pack of 24 playing cards,
circa 1711,
square corners, plain backs, engravings depicting the various events surrounding the impeachment of Dr Sacheverell, 8.8cm x 6.1cm [24/52] ** A part-pack of Spanish playing cards, 1787, square corners, light blue patterned backs, stencil-coloured woodcuts, R.L.Fa De Md. Añoe 1787, 8.5cm x 5.7cm [50 cards]
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Footnotes

  • Reference: Schreiber English 65, Schreiber I, pl.39-42. The British Museum has an incomplete Sacheverell pack in its collection (reference: 1896.0501.922). The impeachment of Dr Henry Sacheverell (1674?-1724) became a cause celebre during the reign of Queen Anne. In his two sermons, Dr. Sacheverell attacked the Whig government- lashing out against its toleration of religious dissenters. In 1710 he was charged with seditious libel, tried, convicted, and sentenced to a three-year suspension from preaching. The trial created a furor, and the light sentence made Sacheverell the victor in the eyes of the public. The Whigs were severely humiliated by the trial.
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The Trial of Dr Henry Sacheverell, a part-pack of 24 playing cards, circa 1711,
The Trial of Dr Henry Sacheverell, a part-pack of 24 playing cards, circa 1711,
The Trial of Dr Henry Sacheverell, a part-pack of 24 playing cards, circa 1711,
The Trial of Dr Henry Sacheverell, a part-pack of 24 playing cards, circa 1711,
The Trial of Dr Henry Sacheverell, a part-pack of 24 playing cards, circa 1711,
The Trial of Dr Henry Sacheverell, a part-pack of 24 playing cards, circa 1711,
The Trial of Dr Henry Sacheverell, a part-pack of 24 playing cards, circa 1711,
The Trial of Dr Henry Sacheverell, a part-pack of 24 playing cards, circa 1711,
The Trial of Dr Henry Sacheverell, a part-pack of 24 playing cards, circa 1711,
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