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Algernon Sydney, who conspired to assassinate King Charles II...
Item # 657155
December 20, 1683
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 20, 1683 The reverse has an advertisement for the printing of a book about Algernon Sydney, the famous English politician and political theorist, and opponent of absolute monarchies.
Sydney ultimately became involved in a plot to assassinate King Charles II. He was later indicted for treason, found guilty and executed.
The ad begins: "The Arraignment, Tryal and Condemnation of Algernon Sidney, Esq. for High-Treason for conspiring the death of the King & intending to raise rebellion in this Kingdom..." with a bit more.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper, 6 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.
Note: Sidney is one of the namesakes for Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's