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Prynne's (Will.) History of King John, King Henry III., and King Edward Ì.; wherein the ancient sovereign dominion of the Kings of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, over all persons in all causes, is asserted and vindicated. Folio. London, 1670.

This, with the preceding, forms the "three tomes" of the celebrated work usually known as "Prynne's Records."

Palgrave's (Francis) Rise and Progress of the English Commonwealth, from the first settlement of the Anglo-Saxons in Britain; with an Appendix of unpublished documents and records, illustrating the history of the civil and criminal jurisprudence of England. 2 vols. 4to. London, 1832.

Hallam's (Henry) Constitutional History of England, from the accession of Henry VII. to the death of George II. 2 vols. 4to. London, 1827.

Beatson's (Rob.) Political Index to the Histories of Great Britain and Ireland; or, a complete Register of the hereditary honours, public offices, and persons in office, from the earliest periods to the present time. 3 vols. 8vo. London, 1806.

Beatson's (Rob.) Chronological Register of both Houses of Parliament,

from 1708 to 1807. 3 vols. 8vo. London, 1807.

Oldfield's (T. H. B.) Representative History of Great Britain and Ireland; being a history of the house of commons, and of the counties, cities, and boroughs of the United Kingdom, from the earliest period. 6 vols. 8vo. London, 1816.

Willis's (Browne) Notitia Parliamentaria; or, an history of the counties, cities, and boroughs in England and Wales; their charters, privileges, and lists of their knights, &c. returned to Parliament, from the first summons to the present time. 4 vols. 8vo. Including both 1st and 2d edition of Volume I. London, 1715–50.

Parliamentary History of England, from the earliest period to the year 1803 [by Cobbett and Hansard]. 36 vols. royal 8vo. London,


Parliamentary Debates, being a continuation of the "Parliamentary History," from 1803 to 1820. 41 vols. royal 8vo. Lond. 1804-21. Parliamentary Debates, new series, from the accession of Geo. IV. Royal 8vo. Lond. 1822, &c.

Speeches in Parliament in Elizabeth and James I.'s reigns. (Manuscripts.)

Mackenzie's (H.) Review of the principal Proceedings in the Parliament of 1784. (Works, Vol. VII.)

Addison's (Joseph) Whig Examiner, Freeholder, and Present State of the War, and Necessity of an Augmentation, considered. (Works, Vol. IV. 4to.; and Vols. V. and VI. 8vo.) Bacon's (Lord) Speeches, &c. in Parliament. Burke's (Edmund) Speeches in Parliament. and V.)

(Works, Vol. VI.)

(Works, Vols. II. III.

Burke's (E.) Speeches, &c. on East Indian Affairs. (Works, IV. XI. to XIII.)

Curran's (J. P.) Speeches on the late State Trials. 8vo. Dublin, 1808. Erskine's (Thos. Lord) Speeches when at the Bar, on subjects connected with the Liberty of the Press, and against Constructive Treasons. Collected by James Ridgway. 4 vols. 8vo. London, 1810.

Fox's (Ch. James) Speeches in the House of Commons [edited by J.
Wright]. 6 vols. 8vo. London, 1815.

Horsley's (Bp. Sam.) Speeches in Parliament. 8vo. Dundee, 1813.
Lyttleton's (Geo. Lord) Speeches in Parliament. (Misc. Works.)
Pitt (William), Earl of Chatham's Speeches. (Life.)

Pitt's (W.) Speeches in the House of Commons, edited by W. S. Hathaway. 3 vols. 8vo. London, 1808.

Selden's (John) Speeches and Arguments in the Impeachment against the Duke of Buckingham, 1626. (Works, Vol. III.)

Wyndham's (Wm.) Speeches in Parliament, with an account of his life by Th. Amyot. 3 vols. 8vo. London, 1812.

Junius's Letters. 2 vols. 8vo. with portraits, large paper. Lond. 1797. Junius's Letters, including letters by the same writer under other signatures; to which are added, his confidential correspondence with Mr. Wilkes, and his private letters addressed to Mr. H. S. Woodfall, with a preliminary essay, notes, &c. 3 vols. 8vo. large paper. London, 1812. Junius.- Letters on the Author of Junius by E. H. Baker. 12mo. London, 1828.

Junius. A Critical Enquiry regarding the real Author of the Letters of Junius, proving them to have been written by Lord Viscount Sackville; by George Coventry. 8vo. London, 1824.

Junius. Tracts relative to the supposed Author; containing a discovery of the Author, Blakeway's Attempt to ascertain the Author, Girdlestones Facts to prove General Lee to be the Author. In one vol. 8vo. London, 1813.

Junius.-Documents for the opinion that Hugh M'Auley Boyd wrote Junius's Letters; and an appendix to the supplemental apology for the believers in the supposititious Shakspeare papers, by Geo. Chalmers. 8vo. London, 1800.

Documentary History of England.

Cooper's (C. P.) Account of the most important Public Records of Great Britain, and the Publications of the Record Commissioners. 2 vols. 8vo. London, 1832.

Burton's (John) Account of all the Charters, Patents, and Escheat Rolls in the archives of the Tower of London. (Manuscripts.)

Strachey's Index to the Records, with directions to the several places where they are to be found; and a list of the Latin sir-names and names of places, as they are written in the old records, explained by modern names. 8vo. London, 1739.

Liber Niger Scaccarii è cod. MS. nunc primùm edidit T. Hearne. 2 vols.

8vo. Oxonii, 1728.

Placitorum in Domo Capitulari Westmonasteriensi asservatorum Abbreviatio, temp. regum Ric. I., Joannis, Henrici III., Edwardi I. et II. Folio. [London], 1811.

Illustrating the early history of our courts of judicature, as well as the laws and customs and the constitution of the country.

Testa de Nevill; sive liber feodorum in curiâ Scaccarii, temp. Henrici

III. et Edwardi I. Folio. [London], 1807.

Gives a condensed and accurate view of the feudality of the 13th century. Rotuli Hundredorum, temp. Henrici III. et Edwardi I. in Tur. Lond. et in curiâ Receptæ Scaccarii Westmonasteriensi asservati. 2 vols. folio. [London], 1812.

This constitutes a species of resting-point between the Anglo-Norman feudality and that order which was established when Littleton expounded. Placita de quo Warranto, temporibus Edwardi I., Receptæ Scaccarii Westmonasteriensi asservata. 1818.

II., III., in curiâ
Folio. [London],

Containing the boundaries of free chases, warrens, and fisheries, the allowance in eyre of various franchises and liberties, and royal charters to ecclesiastical and lay corporations, not elsewhere found on record.

Taxatio Ecclesiastica Angliæ et Walliæ, auctoritate P. Nicholai IV. circa A.D. 1291. Folio. [London], 1802.

By this all taxes were regulated until the 26th of Henry VIII. Nonarum Inquisitiones in curiâ Scaccarii, temp. Edwardi III. Folio. [London], 1807.

Contains the value of the ninth part of the corn, &c.; and by its description of the several tithes and their respective values, the want of the original endowments of vicarages is in a great measure supplied.

Calendarium Rotulorum, Chartarum, et Inquisitionum ad quod Damnum, temp. reg. Edwardi II. et Henrici VI. Folio. [London], 1803.

Containing royal grants of liberties, privileges, and possessions to religious bodies, civil corporations, and individuals. Calendarium Rotulorum Patentium in Turri Londinensi.


[London], 1802.

Containing grants of liberties, privileges, lands, wardships, and offices, creations of nobility, special liveries, &c. Calendarium Inquisitionum Post Mortem, sive Esceatarum temp. reg. Henrici III., Edwardi I., II., III., Ricardi II., Henrici IV., V., et VI., Edwardi IV., et Ricardi III. 4 vols. folio. [London], 1806.

Exhibits not only the possessions of persons in capite, but the extent, survey and valuation of the manors, lands, and possessions of vacant bishoprics, &c Ducatus Lancastriæ [Inquisitiones Post Mortem et Placitorum]: Partes tres. 2 vols. folio. [London.]

Rotulorum Originalium in curiâ Scaccarii Abbreviatio, temporibus reg. Henrici III., Edwardi I., II., et III. 2 vols. folio. [London],


Or the estreats of all grants of the crown, whereon any rent is reserved, any salary payable, or any service performed.

Valor Ecclesiasticus temp. Henrici VIII., auctoritate regiâ institutus. 5 vols. folio. Maps of the dioceses. [London], 1810.

Forming the register by which first-fruits and tenths are calculated, and affording a complete view of the value and description of all ecclesiastical property in this reign.

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Abbreviatio Inquisitionum ad capellam domini regis retornatarum, quæ in publicis archivis Scotiæ adhuc servantur. 3 vols. folio. [Lond.]


Comprehending all those proceedings by "Inquest," or the verdict of an Assize," originating in certain writs issuing from Chancery. Calendars of Chancery Proceedings in the reign of Elizabeth. 2 vols. folio. [London], 1827-30.

Fœdera, Conventiones, Litteræ, et cujuscunque generis acta publica, inter reges Angliæ et alios quosvis imperatores, reges, pontifices, principes, vel communitates; ab A.D. 1066, ad nostra usque tempora, curâ et studio T. Rymer et R. Sanderson; denuò aucta A. Clarke, F. Holbrooke, &c. vols. folio. [Lond.] 1816.

Collection of all the Wills now known to be extant of the Kings and

Queens of England, Princes and Princesses of Wales, and every branch of the blood royal, from William I. to Henry VII., with notes, a preface, and glossary [by Gough]. London, Nichols, 1780. Original Letters, written during the reigns of Henry VI., Edward IV. and V., Richard III., and Henry VII., by various persons [of or to the family of Paston] of rank and consequence. With notes historical and explanatory, and authenticated by engravings of autographs, fac-similes, paper-marks, and seals, by Sir John Fenn; with notices of his life, by William Frere. 5 vols. 4to. London, 1787-1823. [Croft's (John)] Excerpta Antiqua; or, a collection of original English MSS. 8vo. York, privately printed, 1797.

[Bentley's (Samuel)] Excerpta Historica; or, illustrations of English history [consisting of original documents illustrative of the history, laws, and constitution, the state of the navy and army, royal household, arts, heraldry, &c. from the XIIIth to the XVIth centuries]. Royal 8vo. Lond. 1831.

Original Letters illustrative of English history; including numerous royal letters, from autographs in the British Museum, and one or two other collections; with notes and illustrations by Henry Ellis. 3 vols. 8vo. London, 1824.

Original Letters, &c. Second series. 4 vols. 8vo. London, 1827. Transcripts of Letters from Henry VIII., Edward VI., Mary Queen of

Scots, Elizabeth, James I., &c. and others, relating to the family of Talbot, found in Sheffield Castle. (Manuscripts.)

State Papers, published under the authority of his majesty's commission. [Edited by R. Lemon]. Vol. I. Henry VIII. 1518-30. 4to. [Lond.] 1830.

Correspondence of Lord Dacre, Warden of the East and Middle Marches, from June 1523 to August 1524. (Manuscripts.)

Copies of Seven Original Letters of King Edward VI. to Barnaby Fitzpatrick. [Edited by H. Walpole.] 4to. Strawberry Hill, 1772. Sadler's (Sir Ralph) State Papers and Letters [1539-84]; edited by Arthur Clifford to which is added, a memoir of the life of Sir Ralph, with historical notes by Sir Walter Scott. 3 vols. 4to. Edinburgh, 1809.

Harrington's (Sir John) Nuga Antiquæ; being a miscellaneous collection of original papers, written during the reigns of Henry VIII., Edward VI., Mary, Elizabeth, and James I.; edited, with illustrative notes, by Th. Park. 2 vols. 8vo. London, 1804.

Lodge's (Edmund) Illustrations of British History, Biography, and Manners, in the reigns of Henry VIII., Edward VI., Mary, Elizabeth, and James I., exhibited in a series of original papers, from the MSS. of the noble families of Howard, Talbot, and Cecil. 3 vols. 4to. London, 1791.

Hardwicke's (Earl of) Miscellaneous State Papers, from 1501 to 1726. 2 vols. 4to. London, 1778.

Burleigh's (W. Cecil, Lord) Collection of State Papers relating to affairs in the reigns of Henry VIII., Edward VI., Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth, from 1542 to 1570. Edited from the originals in Hatfield House, by S. Haynes. Folio. London, 1740. Burleigh.-A Collection of State Papers relating to affairs in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, from 1571 to 1596. Transcribed from the originals left by Lord Burleigh, and reposited in the library at Hatfield House, by W. Murdin, [edited by Birch]. Folio. London, 1759. The Sydney Papers; or, collection of letters and memorials of state, in the reigns of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles I. and II., and Oliver's usurpation; by Arthur Collins. 2 vols. folio. London, 1746.

Letters of Sir Philip Sydney. (Sydney's Misc. Works.)

Cabala, sive Scrinia Sacra, mysteries of state and government: in letters of illustrious persons and great ministers in the reigns of King Henry VIII., Queen Elizabeth, King James, and King Charles. Folio. London, 1691.

Digges' (Sir Dudley) Compleat Ambassador; or, two treaties of the intended marriage of Queen Elizabeth; comprised in letters of negotiation of Sir F. Walsingham, together with the answers of the Lord Burleigh, the Earl of Leicester, Sir T. Smith, and others, relative to the marriage. Folio. London, 1655.

Forbes (Pat.), A Full View of the Public Transactions in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, from letters and other state papers, written by herself and her principal ministers, from 1559 to 1563. 2 vols. folio. London, 1740.

Winwood's (Sir R.) Memorials of Affairs of State in the reigns of Queen Elizabeth and King James I.; comprehending the negotiations of Sir Henry Neville, Sir Charles Cornwallis, Sir Dudley Carleton, Sir T. Edmondes, Mr. Trumbull, Mr. Cottington, and others, by Edmund Sawyer. 3 vols. folio. London, 1725.

Bacon's (Lord) Original Letters, &c., from the Cabala, Resuscitatio, British Museum, Lambeth Library, &c. (Works, Vol. XII. and XIII.) Transcripts of Letters relative to Public Affairs, from 1606-34. (Manu


Carleton's (Sir Dudley) Letters to and from him, during his embassy in Holland, from January 1615 to 1620; [with a preface by the Earl of Hardwick.] 4to. London, 1757.

Dalrymple's (David) [Lord Hailes] Memorials and Letters relating to the history of Britain in the reigns of James and Charles I. Pub

lished from the originals [in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh]. 2 vols. in one, 8vo. Glasgow, Foulis, 1766.

Rushworth's (John) Historical Collections of State, Law, and Parliamentary Matters, from 1618 to the death of Charles I. 8 vols. folio. London, 1721.

Private Correspondence, between King Charles I. and his Secretary of State, Sir Edward Nicholas; also between Sir E. Hyde, afterwards Earl of Clarendon, and Sir R. Browne. (Evelyn's Memoirs.)

Bromley's (Sir Geo.) Collection of original Royal Letters, written by King Charles I. and II., King James II., and the King and Queen of Bohemia; together with those of Prince Rupert, Charles Louis Count Palatine, the Duchess of Hanover, and several other distinguished persons, from 1619 to 1665. 8vo. portraits. Lond. 1787.


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