Some Reflections Upon the Earl of Danby, in Relation to the Murther of Sir Edmondbury Godfrey. - In a Letter to a Friend. - [caption title] (Early Printing). J. B., pseud. of Henry Nevill.

Some Reflections Upon the Earl of Danby, in Relation to the Murther of Sir Edmondbury Godfrey. - In a Letter to a Friend. - [caption title] (Early Printing)

(London): s.n. (1679). First Edition, First Issue (assume). Folded Sheet. Small folio (11-3/4 inches [30 cm] tall), pp. 4, signed "J.B."; toning and light soil, lacking self wrappers, issue with a comma after Godfrey instead of a period, pen notation "Henry Nevill alias Paine" in an old hand at the end of the caption title. Nevill, a known Papist, was implicated and held for suspicion of involvement in the Popish Plot. Ref. The Manuscripts of the House of Lords 1678-1693, pp. 78 and 154. Very Good. Item #950

A pamphlet written and published to help assert Danby's complicity in the Popish Plot. Godfrey, a magistrate involved in the investigation of the Popish Plot, was found face down in a ditch with a sword run though him ("That he was found with his own Sword through his Body;" from p. 3 ) just under his left breast. Suicide was quickly ruled out by the discovery that he had been strangled to death first - very tidy indeed. Wing B127. Ref. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; OCLC.

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