Book #75857
Item #75857 The Duke of Norfolk's Case: With Reasons for Passing His Bill. Henry Howard, 7th Duke of Norfolk.

The Duke of Norfolk's Case: With Reasons for Passing His Bill.

An Early Parliamentary Divorce [Howard, Henry (1655-1701), 7th Duke of Norfolk]. The Duke of Norfolk's Case: With Reasons for Passing His Bill. [London: S.n., 1699]. 2 pp. 13-3/4" x 8-1/4" broadsheet. Disbound, moderate toning, horizontal and vertical fold lines, light foxing in places, light edgewear, clean tears to edges mended with cellotape and affecting text at bottom without loss to legibility, small spark burn to right margin, small ink "167" at head in an early hand. $1,500. * The Duke of Norfolk had previously sought to divorce his wife, Mary Mordaunt, in 1692 by private bill, but had been rejected by the House of Lords. His second try was successful and was one of the earliest divorces to be granted by Parliament rather than the ecclesiastical courts. Our broadside, sympathetic to the Duke, lays out the evidence supporting his wife's adultery and urges Parliament to grant the divorce. It is rare. OCLC and the ESTC locate 4 copies, 1 in North America (University of Minnesota). English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) R225485.

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