- the fifth and final monarchy following the Assyrian, Persian, Greek (under Alexander the Great), and Roman monarchies, supposed to have been prophesied in Dan. 2.
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Vane was a Fifth-monarchy man, and believed in universal salvation.Haunted London
This night was suppressed a bloody insurrection of some Fifth-Monarchy enthusiasts.The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)
This night was suppressed a bloody insurrection of some fifth-monarchy enthusiasts.The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX.
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The uprising of the "Fifth-monarchy men" is the only other movement which calls for special allusion.
In this instance Fifth-monarchy men, whose insurrection brought on the new persecution.