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English Civil War conspirators found guilty...

Item # 638986

April 30, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 26-30, 1666 

* Earliest of newspapers to be had
* English Civil War conspirators

This is a very early issue (issue #48) of the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having started just the previous year in 1665. And this is a pre "Great Fire" of London issue, which was reported in the issues of early September, 1666. The ftpg. is mostly taken up with various European reports, mostly with a military theme. The bkpg. is similar, although there is a report which takes over one-third of the 2nd column which begins: "At the sessions in the Old Bailey, John Rathbone an old Army Colonel, William Saunders, Henry Tucker, Thomas Flint, Thomas Evans, John Myles, Wil. Wescot & John Cole, formerly officers or soldiers in the late Rebellion, were indicted for conspiring the Death of His Majesty & the overthrow of the government..." with more (see), and ending with: "...The evidence against these persons was very full and clear, and they accordingly found guilty of High Treason."
A single sheet issue, 6 3/4 by 11 inches, great condition. A terrific example of not only an early issue of this famous title, but one from the year of both the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London.

Item from Catalog 262 (released for September, 2017)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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