The Speech of the Right Honourable Philip Lord Hardwicke... Upon Giving Judgment against William Earl of Kilmarnock, George Earl of Cromartie, and Arthur Lord Balmerino; In Westminster-Hall, on Friday the First Day of August, 1746. Published by Order of the House of Peers.
London: Printed for Samuel Billingsley, in Chancery-Lane. 1746. Folio, [iv], 8 pp, disbound
William Boyd, 4th earl of Kilmarnock (1705-46), George Mackenzie, 3rd Earl of Cromarty (c.1703-1766) , and Arthur Elphinstone, 6th Lord Balmerino (1688-1746) were all Jacobites involved in the Forty-Five Rebellion. They were captured and sent to London where they were found guilty of high treason and condemned to death. Kilmarnock and Balmerino were hung, drawn and quartered, the latter defiant and unrepentant ensuring his place among jacobite heros, but Cromarty, possibly though the influence of his father-in-law at court, was granted a last minute reprieve.
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