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From the RECORDS, the Rolls of Parliament, the JOURNALS

of both Houses, the Public LIBRARIES, Original MANU-
SCRIPTS, scarce SPEECHES, and TRACTS; all compared with
the several Contemporary Writers, and connected, through-
out, with the History of the Times.

By SEVERAL HAND S.

THE SECOND EDITION.

IN TWENTY.FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. XV.

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From July 1, 1646, to June 22, 1647-

LONDON,
Printed for J. and R. TONSON, and A. MILLAR, in the
Strand; and W. SANDBY, in Fleet-street.

MDCCLXIII.

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HE Month of July 1646 begins An. 22 Car. Io

with a most remarkable Instance of 1646.

the strange Vicissitude of human
T
Actions in the. Person of Archbi.

July.
shop Williams, a Prelate who has
borne a distinguished Part in this

History. On the Removal of the
Lord-Chancellor Bacon for Bribery and Corrup-
tion, he was promoted to the High Office of Lord-
Keeper of the Great Seal by King James(a). In this
Station he appeared a strenuous Supporter of the
Prerogative, zealously attached to the King's great
Favourite Buckingham, and apologizing for his Ma-
jesty's relaxing the Execution of the Laws against
Recusancy (b); a few Years after fallen into fuch
Disgrace at Court, thro' the Intrigues of Archbishop
Laud, as to be, for some Time, refused his Writ of
Summons to the Parliament which met in Februa
VOL. XV.

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la) in July 1621, being then only Dean of Westmin. or, but in the next Month nominated to the Bishoprick of Lincoin,

(6) la our gth and 6th Volumes, pallim.

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