William of Orange Decides to Summon the Convention Parliament [Parliament]. [William III, King of England (1650-1702)]. Divers of the Members of the Parliaments in the Reign of King Charles the Second, And the Aldermen and Common-Council of the City of London, Pursuant to His Highness the Prince of Orange's Desire, Meeting at St. James's the 26th of December, 1688 [Caption Title]. At head of title: Westminster, 26 Dec. 1688. [London: Printed by John Starkey, Awnsham and William Churchill, 1688]. 4 pp. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Disbound (?) bifolium, edges untrimmed. Moderate toning, faint dampstaining to top half, a few faint stains. $1,250. * Only edition. An account of one of the assemblies of peers after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. By this time, James II had fled to France, and many were advocating for the accession of William of Orange to the throne. This document summarizes the assembly that asked William to summon a convention that would meet in January of the following year. Ultimately, the convention, which became known as the Convention Parliament, decided that James had abandoned the throne and installed William and Mary as King and Queen. OCLC locates 1 copy of this title in a law library (University of Minnesota). English Short-Title Catalogue R25000.
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