State Trials; or, a Collection of the Most Interesting Trials, Prior to the Revolution of 1688, Reviewed and Illustrated
by Phillipps, Samuel March
London: W. Walker, 1826. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Includes the trial for treason of Sir Walter Raleigh (who founded the Roanoke Colony) in which he was accused of conspiracy to commit treason against the Crown by attempting to remove King James I and to establish Arabella Stuart as queen. Also includes the trial of Alice Lisle at the Bloody Assizes, which outraged the British public, turning opinion against James II. The Bloody Assizes were a series of trials at Winchester in 1685 in the aftermath of the Battle of Sedgemoor, which ended the Monmouth Rebellion in England. The two volumes include the trials of Sir Nicholas Throckmorton; the Duke of Norfolk; the Earl of Essex and the Earl of Southampton; Sir Walter Raleigh; the cases of Peacham, Owen, Williams, and Pine; the Earl of Strafford; the trial of Cook; The trial of Sir Henry Vane; Messenger; Stayley; Lord Stafford; Lord Russell; Algernon Sydney; Hampden; Proceedings against Sir Thomas Armstrong; the trial of Lady Alicia Lisle; Elizabeth Gaunt (who helped one of the participants of the failed Rye House Plot of 1683 to escape to Amsterdam; the escapee implicated her as an accomplice in exchange for his life & Gaunt ended up burned at the stake); Cornish; Lord Delamere; and the trial of seven bishops.Two volumes, Vol I: xvi, 480pp; Vol II: vii, 420pp, Index. Bookplate of the Carlton Club at front paste downs. Three quarter brown leather and buckram. Spines with gilt decorated raised bands and Carlton Club devices. OCLC: 6571391. (Inventory #: 22162)
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