[Miscellaneous Parliamentary manuscripts], [17th century].


Browne, John, 1608?-1691. [Miscellaneous Parliamentary manuscripts], [17th century].

[Miscellaneous Parliamentary manuscripts], [17th century].

Volume, in multiple hands, of seven booklets primarily on such topics as law, Parliament, government, and public finances. Parliamentary items include speeches by Thomas Wentworth, earl of Strafford, and Francis Seymour, Baron Trowbridge, complaining about forced loans, billeting of soldiers, and other grievances; a copy of the Spanish ambassador's complaints against George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, as well as his own excuses for the conduct of the Spanish during marriage negotiations between Charles I and the Infanta Maria; a Parliamentary grievance against Buckingham; and journal notes for the House of Lords in 1621. Other items include a collection of penal statutes by Thomas Ashe; a list of nobility in England; and the first chapter of the first book of a survey on English Parliament titled Modus tenendi Parliamentum apud Anglos. The manuscript also contains a receipt for money received by John Browne for the fee of his office from Sir Richard Younge, Clerke of the Hanaper in the Chancery.

1 v. (ca. 440 p.) ; 38 cm.

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