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Robert Wright
A Speech Spoken in the House of Commons By the Reverend Father in God, Robert L. Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield : Being Brought to the Barre to Answer for Himselfe
Printed by R.B. for Richard Lownds, 1641-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Modern full leather binding. 4 p. [2] Fine binding and cover. Early page notation on top margin edge. Handsome woodcut plates. Wing 3707. "Wright acted with Laud in the crises of 1640 and the following years. In May 1640 he signed the new canons, which were adopted in convocation. On 27 Oct. 1641 the House of Commons marked its resentment of the action of himself and other bishops by voting their exclusion from parliament. In December Wright joined eleven of the bishops in signing a letter to the king in which they complained of intimidation while on their way to the House of Lords, and protested against the transaction of business in their absence. The House of Commons caused the twelve bishops to be arrested in anticipation of their impeachment on a charge of high treason. Wright, with nine colleagues, was committed to the Tower. He was brought to the bar of the House of Lords in February 1641?????2. He declined to plead, but made an impressive speech. He appealed to the members from his present and past dioceses to judge him by their ?????knowledge of his courses" - DNB Wright's plee: "?????for if I should outlive, I say not my bishopric, but my credit, my grey hairs and many years would be brought with sorrow to the grave.?????" (p. 4)
Bookseller: Sequitur Books [Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.]

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