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|Named Person:||George Jeffreys; George Jeffreys|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Tutchin; J G Muddiman; James Bent; John Dunton
|Notes:||"The present reprint omits precisely those portions of the book to which no historian ever has paid ... the slightest attention."--Preface.
Reprint of the 5th edition, with reproduction of the original t.p.: The western martyrology; or, Bloody assizes. Containing the lives, trials, and dying-speeches of all those eminent Protestants that suffer'd in the west of England, and elsewhere, from the year 1678, to this time; together with the life and death of George L. Jeffreys. The 5th ed. ... London, Printed for J. Marshall, 1705.
The life of Jeffreys was published separately, 1689, with title: The Bloody assizes: or, A compleat history of the life of George, Lord Jefferies, and dedication signed: James Bent. "James Bent was in all probability a pseudonym adopted by [John] Dunton." cf. p. 8.
Appendix: A. Monmouth rebels tried on the western circuit, 1685.--B. Lord Jeffrey's warrant to Edward Hobbes, sheriff of Somerset.--C. Persons excepted by name in James II.'s general pardon of 10th March, 1686.
|Description:||6 preliminary leaves, 250 pages frontispiece, plates, portraits, facsimile 22 cm.|
|Contents:||Section 1. Legends and sources --
the "Bloody Assizes" and its authors --
Section 2. Taunton and Monmouth --
Persecution of the dissenters in the west --
Monmouth as the "Man in the Iron Mask" --
Colonel Kirke --
Lord Jeffreys' western circuit --
Aftermath of the western circuit --
Pitman's story --
Edmund Prideaux --
Taunton maidens --
Section 3. Text of the "Western Martyrology ; or, Bloody Assizes", 5th ed. --
Section 4. "Impartial history of the life and death of George, Lord Jeffreys" --
Narrative of Monmouth's rebellion --
Ford, Lord Grey --
Gossip about the western circuit --
Lord Chancellor --
James II and his Chancellor --
Death of Lord Jeffreys --
Appendix A. Judges' lists of rebels tried and sentenced --
Appendix B. Lord Jeffreys' warrant to the Sherriff of Somerset --
Appendix C. Persons excepted by name from the King's general pardon.
|Series Title:||Notable British trials series, 4.|
|Responsibility:||edited by J.G. Muddiman ...|