A Briefe Description of the Fifth Monarchy, or Kingdome, That shortly is to come into the World. That Monarch, Subjects, Officers, and Lawes thereof, and the surpassing Glory, Amplitude, Unity, and Peace of that Kingdome. When the Kingdome and Dominion, and the greatnesse of the Kingdome under the whole Heaven shall be given to the people, the Saints of the Most high, whose Kingdome is an everlasting Kingdome, and all Soveraignes shall serve and obey him. And in the Conclusion there is added a Prognostick of the time when this fifth Kingdome shall begin

TitleA Briefe Description of the Fifth Monarchy, or Kingdome, That shortly is to come into the World. That Monarch, Subjects, Officers, and Lawes thereof, and the surpassing Glory, Amplitude, Unity, and Peace of that Kingdome. When the Kingdome and Dominion, and the greatnesse of the Kingdome under the whole Heaven shall be given to the people, the Saints of the Most high, whose Kingdome is an everlasting Kingdome, and all Soveraignes shall serve and obey him. And in the Conclusion there is added a Prognostick of the time when this fifth Kingdome shall begin
Year for Search1653
AuthorsAspinwall, William(fl. 1630-57)
Pagination14 pp.
Date Published1653
PublisherPtd. for M. Simmons
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author, US author
Annotation

Fifth Monarchist eutopia or the belief, based on Daniel 2:44, that after the first four stages of history, the Babylonian, Persian, Greek, and Roman, there would be a thousand year reign of the “son of man” followed by the physical return of Christ. Millennium in which Christ will be the Monarch and law-giver. Gives details of the structure of government under Christ, the laws that will be put in place, which will “be few and brief” (10). This will be the period where the saved will no longer be ruled by the sinful. 

Holding Institutions

L Thomason tract T708 (8)

Author Note

Born in England, the author (fl. 1630-57) moved to Boston, MA in 1630. He went with Roger Williams (c. 1603-83) to Rhode Island but later returned to Boston.

Full Text

1653 Aspinwall, William (fl. 1630-57). A Briefe Description of the Fifth Monarchy, or Kingdome, That shortly is to come into the World. That Monarch, Subjects, Officers, and Lawes thereof, and the surpassing Glory, Amplitude, Unity, and Peace of that Kingdome. When the Kingdome and Dominion, and the greatnesse of the Kingdome under the whole Heaven shall be given to the people, the Saints of the Most high, whose Kingdome is an everlasting Kingdome, and all Soveraignes shall serve and obey him. And in the Conclusion there is added a Prognostick of the time when this fifth Kingdome shall begin. London: Ptd. for M. Simmons. L Thomason tract T708 (8). 14 pp.

Fifth Monarchist eutopia or the belief, based on Daniel 2:44, that after the first four stages of history, the Babylonian, Persian, Greek, and Roman, there would be a thousand year reign of the “son of man” followed by the physical return of Christ. Millennium in which Christ will be the Monarch and law-giver. Gives details of the structure of government under Christ, the laws that will be put in place, which will “be few and brief” (10). This will be the period where the saved will no longer be ruled by the sinful. Born in England, the author moved to Boston, MA in 1630. He went with Roger Williams (c1603-83) to Rhode Island but later returned to Boston.