PORTLAND, Conn. (PRWEB) July 07, 2016
Wanting to explain how the American Revolution occurred when it did, author Ernest B. Lowrie releases his second book, “Lord Chief Justice Mansfield: Dark Horse of the American Revolution” (published by Archway Publishing), a topic he stumbled on while researching a different book.
“At the end of the Seven Years War, Great Britain decided that the time had come to begin taxing the Americans. While the Stamp Act Crisis immediately exploded upon the scene, causing Great Britain to Repeal the Stamp Act, the issue simmered off and on until a decade later the Revolution became unavoidable,” Lowrie explains. “Lord Chief Justice Mansfield was the most prominent advisor to the government throughout this struggle, heading the Court of King’s Bench from 1756 to 1788.”
In addition to exploring Mansfield’s part in America’s formation, Lowrie says his book explains how America remains different from other societies.
An excerpt from “Lord Chief Justice Mansfield”:
After the French Revolution had begun and its first constitution was ratified, Mansfield’s apothecary was moved to say to him, “Well, my Lord, the troubles in France are now over.” He would have none of it, however, for he responding immediately, “Over, sir, do you say? My dear sir, they are not yet begun!”
“Lord Chief Justice Mansfield”
By Ernest B. Lowrie
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 478 pages | ISBN 9781480828520
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 478 pages | ISBN 9781480828513
E-Book | 478 pages | ISBN 9781480828537
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Ernest B. Lowrie was born in North Carolina, attended Baylor University, Brown University, Yale Divinity School, Yale Graduate School, and chaired the Department of Religious Studies at Penn State University before retiring. He also has written “The Shape of the Puritan Mind: the Thought of Samuel Willard (Yale).”
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