The Tryal of Thomas, Earl of Strafford, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

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Begun in Westminster-Hall the 22th of March 1640 - and continued before judgment was given until the 10th of May 1641 - shewing the form of parliamentary proceedings in an impeachment of treason - to which is added a short account of some other matters of fact transacted in both houses of Parliament precedent concomitant and subsequent to the said tryal - with some special arguments in law relating to a bill of attainder / faithfully collected and impartially published without observation or reflection by John Rushworth.

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford (13 April 1593 (O.S.) - 12 May 1641) was an English statesman and a major figure in the period leading up to the English Civil War. He served in Parliament and was a supporter of King Charles I. From 1632-40 he was Lord Deputy of Ireland, where he established a strong authoritarian rule. Recalled to England, he became a leading advisor to the King, attempting to strengthen the royal position against Parliament. When Parliament condemned Wentworth to death, Charles reluctantly signed the death warrant and Wentworth was executed. Hardcover. English. John Wright and Richard Chiswell, London. 1680 First Edition. ISBN: 0. 786pp with frontispiece. >In original full calf with gilt title on spine. General wear and bumping to calf with hinges lightly cracked with the front hinge loose just at the top. General signs of wear and foxing inside prelims and especially on rear endpapers. Book No: 500031