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Arguments for the liberty of free men and other political writings, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.13.34

Scope and Contents

(1) Arguments at two conferences of committees of both houses of parliament concerning the liberty of the person of every freeman, by Sir Dudley Digges, Edward Littleton and John Selden, beginning ‘My lords: I shall I hope auspiciously begynne this conference this day with an observacon out of holy story. In the dayes of good kinge Josiah ...’; see MS Dd.13.35 no. 1; (2) ‘The earle of Oxons case for the his [recte high?] chamberlaineship of England’; (3) an incomplete and untitled treatise on the rights and privileges of the house of commons; the first heading is ‘The choise of the speaker, his presentment, placeing and speeches’; (4) John Selden, ‘The priviledges or speciall rights belonginge to the baronyes of England’; there are a few additional and marginal references by other hands.


  • Creation: Seventeenth century


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1 volume(s) (c. 600 pages.)

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Custodial History

In the Library by the mid 1750s.

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