[Collection of political tracts], [1608-1625].


[Collection of political tracts], [1608-1625].

[Collection of political tracts], [1608-1625].

Manuscript on paper, in single hand, of several pieces concerning England's political history. The volume opens with a copy of Sir William Cornwallis's "Richard the Third," followed by "Certain Considerations and reasons touchinge peace and warres with Spain;" Justice Sir Thomas Walmesley's speech in the case of the "post nati" arguing that those born in Scotland are aliens in England; other pieces about the Union with Scotland; a fragmentary piece about Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots; "The speech or publique oration called the saying of D. Heath Late Lord Chaunceler of Englande as touchinge the Supremacie of England" questioning England's decision to break with the see of Rome and arguing against "our queen" taking upon herself "spiritual government" of the kingdom; and a final fragmentary letter addressed to "Your Majesty" (James I), dated "Anno 1623," concerning England's relationship with Spain and criticizing the behavior of his son when he visited that country.

1 v. (139 p., with blanks) ; 20 x 16 cm.

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