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ATTITUDE OF LOYAL MEN WHO SUPPORTED PARLIAMENT DURING THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR BUT WERE AGAINST BRINGING THE KING TO CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

(BURGES, Cornelius)

A Vindication of the Ministers of the Gospel in, and about London, from the unjust Aspersions cast upon their former Actings for the Parliament, as if they had promoted the bringing of the King to Capital punishment. With a short Exhortation to their People to keep close to their Covenant Ingagement.

Published
London

Description
Sole edition, 4to., woodcut border to title page, (2), 11, (1)pp., some light soiling, blank leaf A1 present but partly frayed and loose, the rest stitched.

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A publication of the first importance by the Presbyterian Preacher and ejected Minister, Cornelius Burges (1589?-1665) which expresses a true understanding of the attitude of loyal men on the puritan side during the English Civil War. During the 1640’s Burges had been a very influential Preacher and a strong supporter of Parliament. However when Charles was brought to trial he was the foremost, at great personal risk, in protesting with his usual vigour against the proceeding. In January 1649, while the trial was under progress, Burges with the support of 56 other Ministers, drew up this “Vindication” to express that although they had taken up the cause of Parliament they were against bringing the King to capital punishment. The names of the 56, (pages 7-11), along with the name of their Parish are printed at the end of the tract Wing B5690A.