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The Whole Proceedings in the House of Peers Against William Earl
1746. Trials of Four Leading Jacobites [Trials]. Kilmarnock, William Boyd, Earl of, [1704-1746], Defendant. Balmerino, Arthur Elphinstone, Lord [1688-1746], Defendant. Cromarty, George Mackenzie, Earl of [c. 1702-1766], Defendant. The Whole Proceedings in the House of Peers Upon the Indictments Against William Earl of Kilmarnock, George Earl of Cromartie, and Arthur Lord Balmerino; for High Treason, In Levying War Against His Majesty: The Proceeding in Westminster Hall Being Begun on Monday the 28th Day of July, and Continued on Wednesday the 30th of July, and Friday the First of August, 1746: On the Last of Which Days Judgment of High Treason Was Given Against Them. London: Printed for Samuel Billingsley, 1746. [iv], 39, [1] pp. [Bound with] Lovat, Simon, Lord [1675?-1747], Defendant. The Whole Proceedings in the House of Peers, Upon the Impeachment Exhibited by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament Assembled, in the Names of Themselves and of All the Commons of Great Britain; Against Simon Lord Lovat, for High Treason: The Proceedings in Westminster-Hall Being Begun on Monday the 9th day of March, and Continued on Tuesday the 10th, Wednesday the 11th, Friday the 13th, Monday the 16th, Wednesday the 18th, and Thursday the 19th Days of March 1746-7: On the Last of Which Days Judgment of High Treason Was Given Against Him. London: Printed for Samuel Billingsley, 1747. [iv], 188 pp. Folio (13-3/4" x 9"). Contemporary calf, gilt rules to boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, minor scuffing, boards beginning to separate (but well secured by cords). Light toning to text. Ex-library. Location number in early hand to lower corner of front free endpaper, tiny inkstamp to title page. An appealing copy. * First editions. Kilmarnock, Balmerino, Cromarty and Lovat were leaders of the (second) Jacobite Rebellion. Sponsored by France, they attempted to restore the crown to Prince Charles Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie), the eldest son of James II, who was deposed by the House of Orange in the Glorious Revolution. These fascinating reports contain transcripts of the trials with narrative commentary and transcripts of the indictments and orders of the courts. They are invaluable sources dealing with the English int
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