THE HISTORY OF THE TROUBLES AND TRYAL of the most…

THE HISTORY OF THE TROUBLES AND TRYAL of the most revered father in God, and blessed martyr, William Laud, Lord Arch-Bishop of Canterbury. Wrote by himself, during his imprisonment in the Tower... by LAUD, William, 1573-1645 < >

THE HISTORY OF THE TROUBLES AND TRYAL of the most revered father in God, and blessed martyr, William Laud, Lord Arch-Bishop of Canterbury. Wrote by himself, during his imprisonment in the Tower...

Edition: First Edition

London: Richard Chiswell, 1695. The title page continues: "To which is prefixed the diary of his own life faithfully and entirely published from the original copy: and subjoined a supplement to the preceding history: the Arch-Bishop’s last will; his large answer to the Lord Say’s speech concerning liturgies; his annual accounts of his province delivered to the king; and some other things relating to the history. Imprimatur, Martij 7. 1693/4. Jo. Cant.". pp (22), 616, (2, ads). Including a frontispiece portrait with a half-tltle on the recto. Title page in red and black. Bound in old Cambridge style calf, spine with raised bands. Sprinkled page edges. Spine lacking the titling piece, with title in manuscript on paper in that place. Joints have neat external repair with flexibl brown binder's cloth tape and neat rice paper repairs to inner hinges; spine has a worn spot to bottom panel; 1910 ink owner name at front; moderate wear to outer corners; VG otherwise, internally fine, covers now soundly attached. Preface signed: Hen. Wharton, the compiler. "An introduction to the following history: containing the diary of ... William Laud," and "The history of the troubles and tryal of ... William Laud," each has separate title page, dated 1694, on leaf B1r and L1r, respectively. "Arch-Bishop Laud’s annual accounts of his province," and "Rome’s master-piece: or, the grand conspiracy of the Pope and his Jesuited instruments," each have separate dated title page on leaf 3U3r and 4D1r, respectively. ESTC R354. Wing (1996) L586. Laud, a High Church Anglican and a stickler for ritual and conformity of the forms of worship, persecuted Puritans. He was Archbishop of Canterbury 1633-45 and religious adviser to Charles I. Not a very likeable person, humourless, something of a bigot, dwarf-like in stature, when the Puritans came to power, it is unsurprising that they had their revenge. Laud was charged with treason by the Long Parliament, imprisoned in the Tower, and finally beheaded in 1645. 3 kg parcel.; Folio

Book ID: 49756
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