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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Fifth-Monarchy Men.
A sect of English fanatics in the days of the Puritans, who maintained that Jesus Christ was about to come a second time to the earth, and establish the fifth universal monarchy. The four preceding monarchies were the Assyrian, the Persian, the Macedonian, and the Roman. In politics, the Fifth-Monarchy Men were arrant Radicals and levellers.   1

 Fifteen decisive Battles (The),Fig. 


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