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A Narrative of the Depositions of Robert Jenison, The Tryals of Thomas Walcot, William Hone, William Lord Russell, John Rous and William Blagg for High Treason, and The Arraignment, Tryal and Condemnation of Robert Earl of Essex and Henry Earl of Southampton
- London - Henry Hills et al, Richard Royston et al, and Thomas Basset et al respectively, 1679 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Two important and scarce trials, onefrom 1679 and another from 1683, relating to events and allegations of the alleged Popish plot. Bound with a rare reprint in 1679 of the Essex trial. Robert Jenison and Thomas Walcot are first editions. Robert Earl of Essex is the 1679 reprinting of a trial from 1601. Three trials bound as one. Robert Jenison 'with other material evidence, plainly proving that Mr William Ireland, lately executed for High Treason, was in London the nineteenth of August 1678. Notwithstanding his confident denial therefore both at his tryal and execution. Collected by Charles Chetwind'. Robert Jenison, (b. 1648/9, d. in or after 1704), was an informer involved in the investigations surrounding the Popish Plot. Jenison was persuaded to convert to protestantism in 1679 and reveal what he knew of the plot and to disprove Ireland's alibi. DNBThomas Walcott, (c. 16251683), conspirator. Walcott served in Cromwell's army in Ireland in the 1650s. The Restoration brought Walcott incarceration in Dublin Castle on suspicion of having been Charles I's executioner, but he was acquitted. After returning to England in February 1683 Walcott and Ferguson participated in the cabal that included Colonel John Rumsey and the whig attorneys Richard Nelthorpe and Richard Goodenough. This group plotted to assassinate Charles and James at the Rye House, near Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. This tryal includes other members of the Rye House plotters, 'for conspiring the death of the King and raising a rebellion in this Kingdom: at the sessions-house in the Old-Baily London, on a commission of Oyer and Terminer held there for the City of London and County of Middlesex, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 12, 13, and 14, 1683'. Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (10 November 1565 25 February 1601) was an English nobleman and a favourite of Elizabeth I. Politically ambitious, and a committed general, he was placed under house arrest following a poor campaign in Ireland during the Nine Years' War in 1599. In 1601 he led an abortive coup d'etat against the government and was executed for treason. Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton (6 October 1573 10 November 1624). In 1596 and 1597 Southampton was employed in Essex's expeditions. In 1599, during the Nine Years War (15951603), he went to Ireland with Essex. He was deeply involved in Essex's conspiracy against the queen, and in February 1601 was sentenced to death. Cecil obtained the commutation of the penalty to imprisonment for life. The trial was held 'at Westminster the 19th of February, 1600, and in the 43 year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth: For rebelliously conspiring and endeavouring the subversion of the government, by confederacy with Tyr-Owen, that Popish traytor and his complices'. Condition: Rebound in quarter calf and paper boards. Externally excellent, very smart spine, very little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Remarkably bright for its age, but with mild age-toning to The Tryals of Thomas Walcot, worse to the first and last pages. Generally cleanaside froma fewscattered spots and handling marks, and a few small spill burns. Contemporary ink annotations to last page of Thomas Walcot. Some numbers in ink to Robert Earl of Essex title. Overall: VERY GOOD.
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