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Petition of Right, parliamentary proceedings

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 196
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Petition of Right, parliamentary proceedings
Date(s): 1628
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 45 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Put forward to King Charles I in the English Parliament of 1628, the Petition of Right asserted four liberties: freedom from arbitrary arrest; freedom from non-parliamentary taxation; freedom from the billeting of troops; and freedom from martial law.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume containing a [contemporary copy of an] account of the proceedings of the conference between the House of Commons and the House of Lords concerning the liberty of the subject, undertaken before drawing up the Petition of Right. Includes the arguments of Sir Dudley Digges, Sir Edward Littleton, John Selden, Sir Edward Coke, [Richard] Cresheld and [Robert] Mason, and extracts from the Parliament, Pipe and Close Rolls from 1272.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

This manuscript was formerly owned by Sir John Jenyns, MP (d 1642).

Immediate source of acquisition:

From the Library of the London Institution.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

See Journal of the House of Lords, III, 717-31. A shorter version of this manuscript was printed in J Rushworth Historical collections of private passages of state (Robert Boulter, London, 1682) and in Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England. From the Norman Conquest, in 1066. to the year, 1803 (R. Bagshaw, Longmans & Co, London, 1806-12).

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) 2nd edition, and NCA rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names (1997).

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jun 2000

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