Trial of the Leaders of the First Jacobite Rebellion [Trial]. Charnock, Robert [1663?-1696], Primary Defendant. The Tryals and Condemnation of Robert Charnock, Edward King, and Thomas Keyes, for the Horrid and Execrable Conspiracy to Assassinate His Sacred Majesty, K. William, in Order to a French Invasion of This Kingdom. Who Upon Full Evidence Were Found Guilty of High-Treason, at the Sessions-House in the Old-Baily, March 11, 1695/6, Together With a True Copy of the Papers Delivered by Them to the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex at the Time of Their Execution. London: Printed for Samuel Heyrick and Isaac Cleave, 1696. [iv], 76 pp. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Recent cloth, gilt title to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, moderate toning to text, spark burns and finger smudges to a few leaves, minor dampstaining to foot of title page and following few leaves. Early owner signature to front endleaf, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. $450. * First edition. Charnock, Keyes and King were tried and executed for their leading roles in the first Jacobite Rebellion, which aimed to restore the exiled James II to the English throne after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. The leading figure was Charnock, who held a captain's commission from King James. This report contains a record of the charges against the defendants and the circumstances surrounding their plot to assassinate King William III, the arguments and testimony for the prosecution and defense, the judgment, sentence and the final statements of the condemned before their execution. Another edition was published in Dublin in 1696. English Short-Title Catalogue R4539.
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