The true copie of a Speech delivered by the Honorable…

Defender of the power of Parliament

The true copie of a Speech delivered by the Honorable William Perpoynt. second son to the Right Honorable the Earle of Kingstone, against Sr Robert Berkley Knight, one of the Justices of the Kings Bench, in maintenance of their accusation of High Treason, and other great misdemeanours. At a conference of both houses in the Painted Chamber, July 6, 1641.

London : Printed for Henrie Hood. 1641. Small 4to, A4, B2, [2], 10 pp, browned throughout, disbound.
“In the debate over ship money in December 1640 he (Pierrepont) denounced the judges who had denied parliament's right to make the tax illegal. He then chaired the committee for the impeachment of Sir Robert Berkeley, the judge who had defended ship money most vociferously. Pierrepont's major speech against ship money has survived (in the present pamphlet) and illustrates his political beliefs” - Oxford DNB.

Reference: Wing P2212

Stock No: HMF1067
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