1829 England's Liberties Defended The Substance of A Second Speech After an Interval of Sixteen Years Intended to have been delivered at a meeting convened in Queen-Square Bristol for the Purpose of taking into consideration the Expediency of Presenting a Petition to Parliament Against the Claims of the Roman Catholics
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First Edition, Very Scarce
Published as a part of England's Liberties Defended.
This work is against the process of Catholic Emancipation in the United Kingdom. The Roman Catholic Relief Act was passed in 1829 and allowed members of the Catholic Church to sit in parliament in Westminster.
Disbound, as issued.
The first and only edition of this political pamphlet which gives an account of Thorp's speech delivered at Queen's Square, Bristol. Thorp believed that the members of the Roman Catholic church should not be allowed to sit in parliament and he states 'a Protestant Parliament, and a Protestant Administration; but stop here. Beyond this mark is double Treason; Treason against the MAjesty of the King, and treason against the liberties of the people.
A fascinating piece of British history, and one perspective of the political changes at the start of the nineteenth century.
Disbound, as issued. Externally, sound. First leaf is detached but present. Internally, generally firmly bound though strained in places. Pages are generally bright with just the odd spot.
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