The splendid dream : William Penn

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Jack Chertok; Charles Larson; William J. Thiele
Teaching Film Custodians abridged classroom version of a Cavalcade of America television episode, "The Splendid Dream" (season 2, episode 21), which first aired March 16th, 1954 on ABC-TV.  William Penn's interest in the Society of Friends and freedom of religion leads to his arrest under the Conventicle Act of 1664.  He suffers disinheritance by his father, Admiral Sir William Penn, and frequent imprisonment for his beliefs.  Recognizing his son's integrity, the elder Penn reinstates him as his heir.  Through his father's close association with King Charles II and his brother, the Duke of York, Penn is enabled to obtain the grant of land in the American colonies where he establishes a haven of religious freedom. 
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Teaching Film Custodians
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