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The Tryal of Henry Baron Delamere for High-Treason, In Westminster. Trial, Henry Booth Warrington, Defend, Earl of.
The Tryal of Henry Baron Delamere for High-Treason, In Westminster...

The Tryal of Henry Baron Delamere for High-Treason, In Westminster...

A Member of a Plot to Depose James II? [Trial]. Warrington, Henry Booth, Earl of [1652-1694], Defendant. The Tryal of Henry Baron Delamere for High-Treason, In Westminster-Hall, The 14th Day of January, 1685. Before the Right Honourable George Lord Jeffreys, Baron of Wemm, Lord High Chancellour of England, Constituted Lord High Steward on that Occasion. On Which Day, After Full Hearing, The Lord Delamere was Acquitted from All Matters Laid to His Charge. London: Printed for Dorman Newman, 1686. [iv], 87, [1] pp. With imprimatur leaf. Folio (13" x 7-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent quarter cloth, lettering piece to spine, edges untrimmed. A few small faint stains to front board. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampspotting and staining, light soiling to first and final leaves. $200. * Only edition. Warrington was indicted as a participant in Monmouth's rebellion, an attempt by the Duke of Monmouth, an illegitimate son of Charles II, to claim the throne and depose James II. The special charge against Delamere "was that at the time of Monmouth's rebellion he had gone secretly to Cheshire with the view of inciting a rising in the north of England." While it is nearly certain that Delamere sympathized with Monmouth's designs, he was able to explain his journey as a wish to visit a favorite child who was dangerously ill. "Moreover, Thomas Saxon, the only witness who would positively swear to the correspondence of Delamere and Monmouth, so hopelessly contradicted himself that he was afterwards convicted of perjury.": Dictionary of National Biography II:842-844. English Short-Title Catalogue R23568.

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