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Verax
Expostulatory Epistle to the Welch Knight, on the Late Revolution in Politicks; and the Extraordinary Conduct of Himself and His Associates
J. Robinson, London, 1745. A very scarce pamphlet that attacks Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn in the time of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. A very scarce work. The signatures for this work run as (-A1), A2-A5, B-D4. ESTC citation number T91394. Collated, complete. This pamphlet is an attack upon Sir Watkin William-Wynn, as he supported the motion to keep British troops in Flanders, rumoured to be to try and prevent the troops opposing a Jacobite rising in England. William-Wynn was commonly known as the Welsh Knight, as he is referred to in this title. William-Wynn was a prominent Jacobite sympathesier, and helped engineer the downfall of Robert Walpole in 1742. He was also engaged in negotiations with the exiled Stuarts, just before the 1745 Jacobite Rising. It was this rising, which is also known as the Forty-Five Rebellion, that prompted this work. Th rising was Charles Edward Stuart's attempt to regain the throne for his father, James Francis Edward Stuart. This pamphlet was immediately answered in 'An Apology for the Welsh Knight'. Written anonymously, signed at the end by Verax. Dibsound. Internally, disbound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean with the odd mark. Tear and some loss to the title page, affecting a small amount of text to the publisher's information. Chip to the tail of leaf A3, not affecting text, with a closed tear into the text. Small chip to page B2, affecting five words. Good [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
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