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SAMMELBAND OF FIFTEEN 17th-CENTURY BRITISH TRIAL ACCOUNTS FOR SERIOUS CRIMES AGAINST THE KING, PLUS ONE LATER TRIAL ACCOUNT FOR THE LAST BRITISH SUBJECT TO SUFFER EXECUTION BY BEHEADING].
London. 1679-1686, 1747. - Publication details and pagination provided in the listing below. 20th- century tan buckram, spine gilt, leather label. Minor edge wear, soiling and staining, small gouge to top of front joint, binding broken after p.2 of first work. Library stamp to first titlepage, some short edge tears. Good. An interesting collection of 17th-century English trial accounts. Some of the works touch on or directly involve the Popish Plot, a fictitious anti-Catholic conspiracy that resulted in the executions of over twenty people. Titus Oates was the instigator of the conspiracy and his trial for perjury is present here. The trial of William Scroggs here also related to the Popish Plot - Scroggs was the chief justice of the court during the trials of those accused in the Popish Plot and is largely responsible for their convictions. The trials involving the Popish Plot here come towards the end of the hysteria. Also present here are two works relating to the trial of Elizabeth Cellier. Known as the "Popish Midwife," Cellier also suffered the vehement anti-Catholic sentiment prevelant in England at the time. She was acquitted of attempting the King's kidnapping in the "Meal-Tub Plot;" but her expose of that matter, "Malice Defeated" led to her trial for "Scandalous Libel," for which she was fined, pilloried and her book burnt. A full list of imprints is as follows, in bound order: 1) THE TRYAL OF THO. PILKINGTON [ET AL.] FOR THE RIOT AT GUILD-HALL, ON MIDSOMMER-DAY, 1682. London. 1683. [4],28,27-34,31-34,39- 58pp. ESTC R14605. WING T2231. 2) THE TRYAL AND CONVICTION OF JOHN HAMBDEN.FOR CONTRIVING AND PRACTISING TO DISTURB THE PEACE OF OUR SOVERAIGN LORD THE KING, AND STIRRING UP SEDITION IN THIS KINGDOM. London. 1684. [2],56pp. ESTC R7137. WING T2160. 3) THE TRYAL OF HENRY BARON DELAMERE FOR HIGH TREASON. London. 1686. [2],87pp. ESTC R23568. WING T2189. 4) THE TRYALS OF THOMAS WALCOT [ET AL.] FOR HIGH- TREASON, FOR CONSPIRING THE DEATH OF THE KING, AND RAISING A REBELLION IN THIS KINGDOM. London. 1683. [2],81pp. ESTC R21861. WING T2265. 5) THE ARRAIGNMENT, TRYAL & CONDEMNATION OF ALGERNON SIDNEY, FOR HIGH-TREASON. FOR CONSPIRING THE DEATH OF THE KING, AND INTENDING TO RAISE A REBELLION IN THIS KINGDOM.London. 1684. [2],67pp. ESTC R23343. WING A3754. 6) AN ACCOUNT OF THE TRYAL OF CHARLES BATEMAN, CHIRURGEON, FOR HIGH TREASON, IN CONSPIRING THE DEATH OF THE LATE KING AND THE SUBVERSION OF THE GOVERNMENT. London. 1685. [2],18,[2]pp. ESTC R42633. WING A415. 7) THE TRYALS, CONVICTIONS & SENTENCE OF TITUS OTES.FOR WILLFUL, MALICIOUS, AND CORRUPT PERJURY. London. 1685. [2],17,17-94,60pp. ESTC R34667. WING T2249. 8) ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT OF HIGH TREASON.AGAINST SIR WILLIAM SCROGGS CHIEF JUSTIC OF THE COURT OF KING'S BENCH, BY THE COMMONS IN PARLIAMENT. London. 1680. [4],161-171pp. ESTC R233671. 9) THE TRIAL, CONVICTION AND CONDEMNATION OF ANDREW BROMMICH AND WILLIAM ATKINS, FOR BEING ROMISH PRIESTS, BEFORE THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LORD CHIEF JUSTIC SCROGGS. London. 1679. 20pp. ESTC R18341. WING T2176. 10) THE TRYAL AND CONVICTION OF THOMAS KNOX AND JOHN LANE, FOR A CONSPIRACY, TO DEFAME AND SCANDALIZE DR. OATES AND MR. BEDLOE, THEREBY TO DISCREDIT THEIR EVIDENCE ABOUT THE HORRID POPISH PLOT. London. 1680. [2],68pp. ESTC R21831. WING T2165. 11) THE TRYALS AND CONDEMNATION OF LIONEL ANDERSON [ET AL.] FOR HIGH TREASON, AS ROMISH PRIESTS. London. 1680. [2],53pp. ESTC R1255. WING T2243. 12) THE TRYAL OF ELIZABETH CELLIER, THE POPISH MIDWIFE.FOR PRINTING AND PUBLISHING THE LATE NOTORIOUS LIBEL, INTITULED, MALICE DEFEATED. London. 1680. [4]pp. ESTC R22378. WING T2187A. 13) [MALICE DEFEATED: OR A BRIEF RELATION OF THE ACCUSATION AND DELIVERANCE OF ELIZABETH CELLIER. London. 1680]. 48pp. Lacks the titlepage. ESTC R203665. WING C1661. 14) THE TRYAL AND PROCESS OF HIGH-TREASON AND DOOM OF FORFAULTURE AGAINST MR. ROBERT BAILLIE OF JERVISWOOD TRAITOR. London. 1685. [2],33-61pp. ESTC R19066. WING M208. 15) THE TRYAL OF Sr. THO. GASCOYNE BAR. FOR HIGH- TREASON, IN C
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