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Sacheverell

Sacheverell, Henry (1672?-1724), English divine, was born in Wiltshire, and, entering Magdalen College, Oxford, graduated D.D. in 1708, becoming a tutor there. He was made preacher at St. Saviour's, Southwark, and in 1709 delivered two sermons which had a remarkable effect, rousing great hostility to the Dissenters, to whom he attributed the approaching downfall of the Church. In 1710 he was impeached in the Commons and inhibited for three years. The two political parties fought over the question, and serious riots took place in London. Sacheverell was presented finally with a living near Shrewsbury, and made rector of St. Andrews, Holborn.

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