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The Rights of the Bishops to Judge in Capital Cases in Parliament..
1680. A Struggle Between the House of Commons and the Lords Spiritual Over an Impeachment for Treason [Hunt, Thomas (1627?-1688)]. The Rights of the Bishops to Judge in Capital Cases in Parliament, Cleared. Being a Full Answer to Two Books Lately Published; The First Entituled, A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend, &c. The Other, A Discourse of the Peerage and Jurisdiction of the Lords Spiritual in Parliament: Endeavouring to Shew the Contrary. London: Printed by Tho. Braddyll, For Robert Clavel, At the Peacock in St. Pauls Church-Yard, 1680. [viii], 166 pp. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary tree calf, rebacked, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, hinges mended, rear free endpapers renewed. A few light scuffs to boards, light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Moderate toning to text, wear to lower corners of front endleaf and title page. $350. * First edition. This book examines an issue sparked by a motion initiated in the House of Commons to impeach Thomas Osborne, the earl of Danby, lord treasurer to Charles II, for treason. Proponents of impeachment, expecting opposition from the bishops seated in the House of Lords, said they, as ecclesiastical figures, could not be part of the impeachment trial because it was a capital offense. Hunt, an attorney, says this claim is false. A second edition was published the same year as the first. English Short-Title Catalogue R200716.
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