With the revolution which speedily followed this impolitic trial, new troubles encountered Ken; for, having sworn allegiance to James, he thought himself thereby precluded from taking the oath to William of Orange.
The senate thereupon exiled Arnold, and the pope, with the impolitic co-operation of Frederick I.
After their disgrace he was led into many impolitic actions by his violent and often cruel propensities.
It would have been very impolitic on their part to try.
Though he recognized the legality of the Stamp Act of 1765, he considered the measure inexpedient and impolitic and urged its repeal, but his attitude was misunderstood; he was considered by many to have instigated the passage of the Act, and in August 1765 a mob sacked his Boston residence and destroyed many valuable manuscripts and documents.