The Tryals of Thomas Walcot, William Hone, William Lord Russell, John Rous & William Blagg for High-Treason
Richard Royston, Benjamin Took and Charles Mearn
Title continues: "For Conspiring The Death of the King, And raising a Rebellion in this Kingdom: At the Sessions-House in the Old-Baily London, on a Commission of Oyer and Terminer held there for the City of London and County of Middlesex, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 12, 13, and 14. 1683." The defendants were found guilty of conspiring to kill Charles II and his brother, the Duke of York, in the "Rye House Plot." While some of the defendants were likely guilty, Russell's guilt is in doubt and he is remembered as a Whig martyr. On rear of title, Will Prichard, Mayor of the City of London, appoints Royston, Took and Mearn (and no one else) to publish. These events led indirectly to the Glorious Revolution and the reform of English treason law.
Date Published: 1683
Place Published: London
Condition: ex library-good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 81 p. 29 cm. Title page has small section missing near spine, damp stains, small ink notation, some paper residue. Small reference label on title page verso only library marking. Small holes in upper portions of two last leaves, only affecting the text of the last leaf slightly. Some stains to page centres in approximately the first third do not affect legibility. A couple of small chips and tears to rear pages.