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VOL. II. PART I.
J. W. WILLIS-BUND, M.A., LL.B.,
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON.
EDITED FOR THE SYNDICS OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
1. AUC 1882
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“The grass soon grows over blood shed upon the battle-field, but never over blood shed upon the scaffold.”
This volume brings the Trials for Treason down to the end of the Popish Plot and the dismissal of Chief Justice Scroggs. The trials have been given with very little abbreviation ; this has considerably swollen the size of the volume; but having regard to the views put forward in the introduction as to the legality and fairness of the trials—a view so totally opposed to the one usually accepted—it would be most unfair to omit the observations of the Judges during the progress of the trials. As no person can get a fair idea of these trials without reading them at length, it was thought better, even at the risk of increasing the bulk of the book, to give the trials as fully as possible.