Prophetic Writings of Lady Eleanor Davies

Prophetic Writings of Lady Eleanor Davies

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Eleanor Davies was one of the most prolific women writing in early 17th-century England. This volume includes 38 of the tracts that she published. Inspired to prophecy by a visionary experience in 1625, the year of Charles I's accession to the throne, she devoted herself to warning her contemporaries that the Day of Judgement was imminent. Her zeal and her intricately constructed tracts confounded contemporaries who called her mad. She experienced repeated imprisonment and also confinement to Bedlam, London's mental hospital. The tracts tell her own story as a woman and prophet. They offer an opportunity to study her experiences as a wife, mother and widow; they also exhibit her extraordinary intellect, extensive education and fascination with words. In showing how England's history was fulfilling the biblical prophecies in the books of Daniel and Revelation, she commented about the political and religious controversies of the turbulent period preceding and during the English Civil War and Revolution.show more

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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 210 x 34mm | 507g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195078756
  • 9780195078756

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