This text is "an alarum of war given to the army, and to their High Court of Justice by the will of God" by Elizabeth Pooll (also known as Poole), who is referred to as a messenger of the Lord. After the miss prophesying of King Charles' execution, Pooll wrote and distributed "An Alarum of War" defending her title as a prophetess. In the text, Poole addresses the "pretended Church" and Fellowship of Saints in London, who held disbelief in her ability to communicate with the lord after her false prediction. In the Postscript of the writing, Pooll further states her power to communicate word from God and expresses her devout belief in the Church.
A second writing included in the text, is a letter from Thomasine Pendarves known as "T.P.," a friend of Poole. She writes to the Congregation of Saints urging them to forgive Poole, as that is what she believes God would want.
This is a pamphlet that would have been distributed to the people in England. The author writes a short paragraph to the reading letting them know that they have briefly described the 29 sects within the City of London. The author leaves a note to the reader at the end of the pamphlet. There are nine pages total, and the pages are discolored from time. The first sect listed is Protestant, and this is the only sect that is in bold. Some of the other sects mentioned are: Calvinist, Adamites, Anabaptists, Persians, and Saturnians.
This book, originally from the library of Wallace Notestein, has a compilation of approximately thirty-five pamphlets. The included pamphlets are listed below.
"Good Newes From Colonel Hollis His Regiment"
"The Order and Forme for Church Government"
"The Reasons of the House of Commons"
"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons Assembled in Parliament"
"The Form of Church-Government to be used in the Church of England and Ireland"
"A True Relation of the Unparalleled breach of Parliament (as is conceivd) by His Majesty, on Tuesday the 4 of January 1641"
"Two Petitions of the Lords and Commons to His Majestie. Febr. 2. 1641"
"The Kings Cabinet opened: or Certain Packets of Secret Letters & Papers"
"A True and ful Relation of the Officers and Armies forcible seising of divers Eminent Members Of the Commons House"
"The Marquesse of Ormond's Declaration Proclaiming Charles the Second, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland"
"The Second Part of Englands New-Chaines Discovered"
"A Declaration of the Lords and Commons Assembled in Parliament"
"A Short and True Relation of the life and death of Sir Thomas Wentworth"
"His Majesties Message to the Lords and Commons in Parliament, Sept. 5"
"The Proceedings of the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax"
"The Several Speeches of Duke Hamilton Earl of Cambridg, Henry Earl of Holland, and Arthur Lord Capel."
"The Answer of Both Houses of Parliament, Presented to His Majestie at Yorks the ninth of May, 1642"
"A true and perfect Relation of The manner of the apprehension and taking of 46. rebellious Cavalliers at Brackly in Northamptonshire..."
"The Two Last Speeches of Thomas Wentworth, Late & ARLE of Strafford, and Deaputy of Ireland"
"The Good and Prosperous Successe of the Parliaments Forces in Yorkshire"
"The Declaration or Remonstrance of The Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled"
"Master Percies Letter written to the Earle of Northumberland"
"The Examination of Captaine William Legg, taken upon Oath before the Lords Committees upon Saturday the 30 of October, 1641"
"The Examination of Sir John Coniers, taken upon Oath before the Lords Committees upon Friday the 29 of October 1641"
"The Oath taken by the Parliament of England"
"The Articles and Charge of the Armie"
"A perfect Lift of forty eight Members of Parliament Seized on by the Army"
"A true Relation of the manner of taking of the Earl of Northhampton, and 60 Cavalliers"
"Three Letters, From the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Fairfax, Lieut. Gen Crumwell and the Committee refiding in the Army"
"To the Kings most Excellent Majesty"
"A Seasonable, Legall, and Historicall Vindication"
"His Majesties Declaration to All His Loving Subjects"
"A Form of Prayer with Thanksgiving, to be used on Sunday September the 9th"
"A Declaration of the Lords and Commons in Parliament"
"Three Worthy Particulars"
"A Message from the Royal prisoner at Windsor"
"Packets of Letters from Scotland, Berwick, Newcastle and York, to Members of the House of Commons"
This pamphlet is forty-three pages long, the pages are discolored from age, there are stains, and the title page has text cut off on the bottom. It was written by S.R.N.I., and there are two letters included within. The first letter is addressed to Charles, Prince of Wales, the great hope of Great Britain. In this letter, the author writes that he is forwarding his prior letter to the King to the Prince. The second letter is the letter that was previously sent to the king on the last New Year's Day. On the page before the second letter begins, the author forewarns the reader of the typing errors that lie ahead.
This text, written by an English author, describes Spanish practices as supposedly witnessed first hand. The writing is in favor of the English monarchy and thinks poorly of Spaniards. The author refers to James I, King of England and Ireland, as “as one of the greatest monarchs of the Earth” and praises his majesty for being more powerful than any of his predecessors.
This text is tells of Prince Charles, the son of King James I of Great Britain, and the Lord Marquess of Buckingham (George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham) visiting Madrid, Spain in March 1623. King James and Philip III of Spain, proposed a marriage between Prince Charles and Infanta Maria Anna of Spain. The events detailed in the writing, describe the meeting of the Prince and Infanta. This visit to the Courts in Madrid took place during the height of negotiation for the marriage, despite the fact that the Infanta was opposed to it.
This pamphlet was produced in the year 1623 by Thomas Scot is titled, "The Highwaies of God and the King." The 86 pages are worn and stained from time, and they feature two sermons which Thomas Scot preached at Thetford in Norfolk in the year 1620. The first sermon is from page three to fifty-three. The second sermon begins on the fifty-fourth page.
This text is a sermon preached at the Palace of Whitehall in London, England on the date of March 24th 1621 by the Bishop of St. Davids, William Laud. The sermon begins with Laud quoting Psalm 21.6,7. The digitized copy of this text from Wallace Notestein’s collection, has lines 7 through 15 on page 21, marked with handwritten notes. Other notes appear on pages 5, 24, 35, and 39.
This is a pamphlet titled "Newes from Spayne" from 1620 that was distributed to the people in England. There are thirty-one pages within the pamphlet. The text on the fourth-page states, "Which may serve to forwarn both England and the United Provinces how farre to trust to Spanish pretences." The edges of the pages are worn, and they are discolored. The text is translated from a Spanish original. The pamphlet details the meeting of the principal States of Spain and the presidents of certain councils.
This is a text by English lawyer Nicholas Fuller, published in the year 1607. The writings detail the legal case of Thomas Lad and Richard Maunsell vs. the Ecclesiastical Commissioners who charged the men with refusing to take the ex officio oath. Fuller sets out to prove, through this text, that the Ecclesiastical Commissioners do not have the power to imprison individuals, as they did with Lad and Maunsell. Fuller makes five points in his argument to prove stance.
This pamphlet was printed in the year 1604 in London by Richard Field for a fellow named Thomas Chard. It is encompassed of forty-eight pages that are discolored and stained from time. The title is a statement of what the pamphlet will be about: the necessity of a happy union between England and Scotland. It is addressed to the King James who is king of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland. The final four pages with text are of "The Objections." The author discusses four 'objections': common reason, law, intercourse, and reputation.
This is a pamphlet created in England in 1585. It is written in Old English. The pamphlet is ten pages long, and the pages have stains and crumbled edges. It details the witchcraft occurrences of a woman, Margaret Harkett, from the town of Stanmore. She was blamed and executed for the deaths of two people from the town. Margaret was trialed and condemned at the Sessions of Gaole on February 7th in Stanmore, England. The deaths are reviewed within the pamphlet.
This text is a pamphlet printed and distributed in Chelmsford (spelled Chelmisforde in the text), England in the year 1579. The pamphlet details the allegations against, and the subsequent executions of, Elizabeth Fraunces of Hatfeelde, Elleine Smithe of Maldon, and Mother Nokes of Lamberd Parishe. All three women were accused of witchcraft and put to death as a result. Fraunces, was seen as guilty for supposedly bewitching her neighbor, Mrs. Poole, for not giving her yeast; she also confessed to knowing that one "Mother Osborne" was too a witch. Smithe, age thirteen, was seen as guilty for supposedly bewitching Mrs. Webbe's daughter to death. Lastly, Nokes was seen as guilty for supposedly bewitching to death a child and a horse.
These items are from the personal collection of Wallace Notestein, class of 1900. Notestein was an internationally known scholar of British literature and social history. Many of the materials in the collection served as primary source material for Notestein's own research. Selected pamphlets, sermons and other texts are on a variety of subjects are included in this digital collection such as "Good Newes From Colonel Hollis His Regiment" which is a compilation of 35 pamphlets with titles such as "The Answer of Both Houses of Parliament, Presented to His Majestie at Yorks the ninth of May, 1642" and "The Form of Church-Government to be used in the Church of England and Ireland.” There are also pamphlets on alleged witches Margaret Harkett, Elizabeth Fraunces, Elleine Smithe, and Mother Nokes.
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