A Lawyer Who Played a Role in the First Jacobite Rebellion [Trial]. Parkyns [Perkins] [Parkins], Sir William [1649?-1696], Defendant. The Arraignment, Tryal and Condemnation of Sir William Parkins Knt. for the Most Horrid and Barbarous Conspiracy to Assassinate His Most Sacred Majesty King William; And for Raising of Forces, In Order to a Rebellion, And Encouraging a French Invasion Into This Kingdom. Who was Found Guilty of High-Treason, March 24. 1695/6. At the Sessions-House in the Old-Baily. Together with a True Copy of the Papers Delivered by Sir William Parkins, And Sir John Friend, To the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, At the Time of Their Execution. London: Printed for Samuel Heyrick, 1696. [ii], 48 pp. Lacking licence leaf. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent cloth, gilt title to spine. Light soiling to extremities. Light browning and occasional foxing to text, inkstain to fore-edge of title page, smudges to a few other leaves. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. A nice copy. $150. * Only edition. Sir William Parkyns, also spelled Parkins or Perkins, was an English lawyer who was executed for his part in the first Jacobite Rebellion, which aimed to restore the exiled James II to the English throne after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Parkyns did not participate personally; he purchased military equipment and ammunition for the Jacobites, which he stored in his country house. Parkyns defended himself in court, without success. He was found guilty and executed. English Short-Title Catalogue R11595.
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