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The Fate of favourites; Exemplified in the fall of villiers, duke of Buckingham, (prime minister to their majesties King James and King Charles I.) who was stabbed by Felton, August 23, 1628. Containing, I. An impartial account of his extraction, rise, and male-administration. II. The proceedings in the several parliaments against him, with the two famous speeches of Sir Dudly Diggs and Sir John Elliot, on his impeachment, for which they were committed to the tower. III. The speeches and arguments of Sir Edward Coke, Mr. Selden, &c. with the duke's artifices to screen himself from the impeachment of the commons. IV. The unbounded power of this voracious minister proved to be the overthrow of the church and monarchy of England. V. The particulars of his assassination, by Felton, and his motives for taking him off, for the good of the publick. VI. The arguments of the judges, concerning the manner of Felton's execution.

Printed in the year, MDCCXXXIV. [1734]
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London : [s.n.], Printed in the year, MDCCXXXIV. [1734]

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[2],112p. ; 8⁰.

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ESTC T137587



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