James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
By William Wordsworth (17701850)
Henry Sacheverel, who died on June 5th, 1724, was a High Church divine and Tory politician. He preached two sermons criticising the Whig ministry for which he was prosecuted by Godolphin and suspended from preaching for three years. Public feeling ran high in his favor causing riots in the streets of London at the time of his trial.