Aged thirty when his father died In 1704, William returned to Valhalla to manage the family’s 26,000 acre estate and And, like most Virginians of his time, often in the saddle. A great traveler, he was no ordinary pioneer: this was a man of culture, wide accomplishments and considerable charm, a genial host who had powerful friends on both sides of the Atlantic. William attended Felted Grammar School near Brainteaser for nine years when Christopher Glasswork was its headmaster and then studied law at the Middle Temple.He was ladled to the Bar in 1 695, served a short apprenticeship in Holland and visited the Court of Louis XIV.
In London William was becoming known as a satirical writer and wit, and in 1 696, through the good offices of his mentor Sir Robert Southwest, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. His influence grew and he was appointed Virginians colonial agent in London and was thus at the heart of the conflict between Crown and Colony that was eventually to spark into Revolution. No man had a better reparation for representing the old world in the new and vice versa.William Byrd II was an aspiring English cavalier; at the end, a protean Enlightenment figure. Jonathan Edwards was a very admirable and enthusiastic preacher. His father and grandfather were ministers in the Congregational Church. At age 13, Edwards entered Yale university for theological studies.
After his grandfather’s death Edwards had to take over the duties as pastor of the Northampton Congressional Church. After the years passed people began to gather to hear Edwards electrifying sermons n damnation and salvation.In his famous sermon called “Simmers In the Hands of Angry Gods” he warned and terrified people with his Blvd descriptions of the horrors of damnation, and with his sermons on the eternal punishments facing those who failed to seek and find salvation. HIS dire warnings, coupled with his urgent call for repentance, helped usher In the religious revival known as the Great Awakening. Benjamin Franklin was a very respected gentlemen for his accomplishments as renter, writer, scientist, inventor, apolitical, and many other things.As a child his parents gave him an early religious impression. He had been educated as a books he read against Deism.
Franklin was a man that was never without some religious principle and never doubted the Deity. He also believed in the Thirteen Virtues to achieve moral perfection. These men have given us excellent examples to follow and have contributed to our history in many ways. They truly deserve the respect and honor that people still have for them today.