THE TRYAL OF JOHN HAMBDEN.ESQ; (Of Stoke-Mandeville in the County of Bucks) In the Great Case of Ship-Money, Between His majesty K.Charles I and that Gentleman...To Which is Added, THE TRYAL OF THOMAS HARRISON, CLERK FOR WORDS Spoken Against...

Author: Anon
Year: 1719
Publisher: Printed for D. Browne, W. Mears, F. Clay & Others.
Edition Details: 2nd Edn. (1st pub. 1684)
Book Condition: NrF
Price: 400.00
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Hardback....Wherein are Inserted, the Whole Record in Latin and English: The Several Arguments of Council Learned in the Law, on Both Sides, in That Most Remarkable Case at the Bar; with the Opinions of All the Judges on the Bench in the Exchequer-Chamber, &c. As Also Mr. St. John's Speech in the House of Lords, Jan. 7, 1640 concerning ship-money. With Mr. Waller's Speech in the House of Lords, Jan. 7. 1640 on the same subject: And, His Famous Speech in Parliament, at a Conference of Both Houses, in the Painted-Chamber, July 6, 1641 on the Exhibiting Articles, by the Commons, against Mr. Justice Crawley, One of the Judges Who Gave Judgement for the King in That Cause. To Which is Added, the Tryal of Thomas Harrison, Clerk for Words Spoken against Mr. Justice Hutton (When upon the Bench) Accusing Him of High-Treason, and the Proceedings Thereupon, and His Sentence by the Court. The Whole Being Printed from Authentick Manuscripts. The correct spelling of 'Hambden' is 'Hampden'. Hampden was a leading parliamentarian who challenged the authority of Charles I in the lead-up to the civil wars of the mid-seventeenth century. He stood trial in 1637 over his refusal to pay the ship money tax. The King's unconstitutional attempt to arrest Hampden and four other MPs in the House of Commons sparked the war with Parliament. 238pp. Folio size. Printed for D. Browne, W. Mears, F. Clay, without Temple-Bar, J. Sackfield, in Lincoln-Inn-Square, B. Creake, at the Bible in Jermyn-Street, and J. Peale at Locke's Head within Temple-Bar. Original printing sympathetically rebound in marbled boards with green sp./gilt titles. Nr. F. A heavy book which will require additional postage + insurance.

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