The Grand Rebels. Detected. Or, the Presbyter Unmasked. : Shewing to All Loyal Hearts, Who Were the First Founders of the Kings Majesties Ruine, and Englands Misery, Under the Pretence of Reformation, Who in Truth Have Proved the Instruments of Destruction Both to Church & Kingdom. / by a Lover of His Countrey, Whose Design Is to Undeceive the Deceived, Make Known the Deceivers, and Himself Also in Convenient Season
Signatures: A⁴, B² (p. 9 num. 11)
ESTC (BL), R208312 Wing (2nd ed.), G1511
A True Account of the Late Bloody and Inhumane Conspiracy Against His Highness the Lord Protector, and This Commonwealth : For the Subversion of the Present Government Thereof, and an Involving This Nation in Blood
Errors in paging: 33, 36-37. 40 numbered 44, 47-48. 50, respectively
An Alarum of Vvar, Given to the Army, and to Their High Court of Justice (So Called) by the Will of God / Revealed in Elizabeth Poole, Sometime a Messenger of the Lord to the Generall Councel, Concerning the Cure of the Land, and the Manner Thereof
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.
Mr. Peters Last Report of the English Wars : Occasioned by the Importunity of a Friend Pressing an Answer to Seven Quaeres. Viz. I. Why He Was Silent at the Surrender of Oxford. Ii. What He Observed at Worcester It Being the Last Towne in the Kings Hand. Iii. What Were Best to Doe with the Army. Iv. If He Had Any Expedient for the Present Difference. v. What His Thoughts Were in Relation to Forreigne States. Vi. How These Late Mercies and Conquests Might Be Preserved and Improved. Vii. Why His Name Appeares in so Many Bookes Not Without Blots, and He Never Wipe Them Off. Pubished by Authority
ESTC (BL), R219 Wing (2nd ed.), P1707
The Earl of Glamorgans Negotiations and Colourable Commitment in Ireland Demonstrated : Or, the Irish Plot for Bringing Ten Thousand Men and Arms into England ... Discovered in Several Letters Taken in a Packet-Boat by Sir Tho. Fairfax Forces at Padstow in Cornwal ... Together with Divers Other Letters Taken by Captain Moulton at Sea near Milford-Haven Coming out of Ireland, Concerning the Same Plot and Negotiation
Edward Somerset Worcester
A Discoverie of Six Women Preachers, in Middlesex, Kent, Cambridgshire, and Salisbury. Vvith a Relation of Their Names, Manners, Life, and Doctrine, Pleasant to Be Read, but Horrid to Be Judged Of. Their Names Are These: Anne Hempstall, Mary Bilbrow, Ioane Bauford, Susan May, Elizab. Bancroft, Arabella Thomas
This work is a collection of pamphlets published and distributed in London during the 1640s.
“A Discoverie of Six Women Preachers, in Middlesex, Kent, Cambridgeshire, and Salisbury” is a pamphlet distributed to the public in 1641. The literature accuses Anne Hempstall, Susan May, Mary Bilbrow, Elizabeth Bancroft, Joane Bauford, and Arabella Thomas of speaking in church; something women were forbidden to do. The pamphlet describes the women and demands their obedience of the law.
“To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons” is a pamphlet distributed to the public in 1641. The literature is by Petitioners and is addressed to Parliament, the county of Kent and Canterbury, and the city of Rochester.
“Colonel Lunsford his Petition to the Honourable Assembly of the Knights” is a pamphlet distributed to the public in 1641. The literature is addressing the Assembly of Common and the House of Parliament in the form of a petition by Colonel Lunsford.
“The Petition of the Gentry, Ministers, and Commonalty of the County of Kent” is a pamphlet distributed to the public in 1642. This literature is a petition agreed upon by the General Assizes and a copy of the writing that was delivered to Judge Mallet of the Circuit Court.
A Discovery of 29. Sects Here in London : All of Which, Except the First, Are Most Divelish and Damnable : Being These Which Follow : Protestants, Puritans, Papists
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.
Good Newes from Colonel Hollis His Regiment: Declaring the Proceedings of the Voluntiers That Set Forth with Him from London, in an Overthrow Given to the Cavaliers, and Putting Them to Flight Neer Vxbridge. Also a Relation of Great Store of Ammunition Found Under a Hay-Mow in Salisbury-Court in London, and Brought into Guild-Hall, Aug. 19. Likewise the True Copie of a Letter Sent from Leicestershire by M. Burton, a Messenger Belonging to the Parliament-House, to a Gentleman in London. Wherein Is Declared How Three Main-Load of Ammunition Was Taken from the Cavaliers, and Sent to Coventry, as It Was Intended to Have Been Sent from Leicester to Warwick
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"
The Intentions of the Army of the Kingdome of Scotland, Declared to Their Brethren of England by the Commissioners of the Late Parliament, and by the Generall, Noblemen, Barons, and Others, Officers of the Army
Written by Alexander Henderson. cf. Glasgow Bibl. Soc.: Records. V.XII(1936), p. 35-36 Probably first of several editions of the same year. cf. Pollard & Redgrave With the monogram (R.B) of Robert Bryson on t.p. cf.Pollard & Redgrave Paging irregular
Votivae Angliae: Or, the Desires and Wishes of England. Contayned in a Patheticall Discourse, Presented to the King on New-Yeares Day Last. Wherein Are Vnfolded and Represented, Manie Strong Reasons ... to Perswade His Majestie ... for the Restoring of the Pallatynat and Electorat, to His Sonne in Lawe Prince Fredericke, to His Onlie Daughter the Ladie Elizabeth, and Theyr Princelie Issue. Against the Treacherovs Vsvrpation, and Formidable Ambition and Power of the Emperor, the King of Spayne, and the Duke of Bavaria ... Written by S. R. N. I
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.
An Experimentall Discoverie of Spanish Practises; Or, the Counsell of a Well-Wishing Souldier, for the Good of His Prince and State
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.
A Trve Relation and Iovrnall, of the Manner of the Arrivall, and Magnificent Entertainment, Giuen to the High and Mighty Prince Charles, Prince of Great Britaine, by the King of Spaine in His Court at Madrid
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.
The High-Waies of God and the King. Wherein All Men Ovght to Vvalke in Holinesse Here, to Happinesse Hereafter. Deliuered in Tvvo Sermons Preached at Thetford in Norfolke, Anno 1620. by Thomas Scot Batchelor in Diuinity
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.
A Tongve-Combat, Lately Happening Betvveene Tvvo English Souldiers in the Tilt-Boat of Grauesend, the One Going to Serue the King of Spaine, the Other to Serue the States Generall of the United Prouinces. Wherein the Cause, Course, and Continuance of Those Warres, Is Debated, and Declared.
A Sermon Preached at White-Hall on the 24. of March, 1621 : Being the Day of the Beginning of His Majesties Most Gracious Reigne / by the Bishop of S. Dauids
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.
Vox Populi : Or, Nevves from Spayne, Translated According to the Spanish Coppie, Which May Serve to Forewarn Both England and the United Provinces How Farre to Trust to Spanish Pretences
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.
A Monument of Remembrance, Erected in Albion, in Honor of the Magnificent Departure from Britannie, and Honorable Receiving in Germany, Namely at Heidelberge, of the Two Most Noble Princes Fredericke, First Prince of the Imperiall Blood ... Count Palatine of Rhine, Duke of Bavier ... & Elizabeth Infanta of Albion, Princesse Palatine, and Dutchesse of Bavier ... / by James Maxwell
Text in verse and in prose, with copious side notes to the poetical text Celebrating the marriage of James First's daughter Elizabeth to Frederick, Count Palatine and later King of Bohemia Signatures: Ap4s ap4s B-Fp4s
ESTC (BL), S112546 STC (2nd ed.), 17703
The Argument of Master Nicholas Fuller in the Case of Thomas Lad and Richard Maunsell, His Clients : Wherein It Is Plainely Proved, That the Ecclesiasticall Commissioners Have No Power, by Vertue of Their Commission, to Imprison, to Put to the Oath Ex Officio, or to Fine Any of His Majesties Subjects
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.
A Discovrse Plainely Proving the Euident Vtilitie and Vrgent Necessitie of the Desired Happie Vnion of the Two Famous Kingdomes of England and Scotland : By Way of Answer to Certaine Objections Against the Same
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.
The Seuerall Factes of Witch-Crafte, Approoued and Laid to the Charge of Margaret Harkett, of the Towne of Stanmore, in the Countie of Middlesex, for the Which She Was Arraigned and Condemned at the Sessions House, Before Her Maisties Iustices the 17. of February, and Executed for the Same at Tyborne This 19. of February. 1585
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.
A Detection of Damnable Driftes, Practized by Three Vvitches Arraigned at Chelmisforde in Essex at the Late Assizes There Holden, Whiche Were Executed in Aprill 1579.
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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