Historical Period: The 18th Century
Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was a vigorous defender of and participant in both the American and French Revolutions. His most famous work is Common Sense (1776) which was an early call for the independence of the American colonies from Britain. His other well known work is The Rights of Man (1791) which was a reply to Burke’s critique of the French Revolution.
Quotes from Thomas Paine:
- Thomas Paine on the absurdity of an hereditary monarchy
- Thomas Paine on the idea that the law is king
Titles from Thomas Paine: