A Defence of the Late Lord Russel's Innocency, By way of Answer of Confutation of a Libellous Pamphlet, Intituled, an Antidote against Poyson; with Two Letters of the Author of this Book, upon the Subject of his Lordship's Tryal.

1689. First Edition. pamphlet. 26 pages. 4to, modern wrappers.; (light browning, top margins chipped). London: Timothy Goodwin, 1689.

Robert Atkyns was one of the Judges of the Court of Common-Pleas who later became the Speaker of the House of Lords. Lord William Russell was implicated in the Rye House Plot to assassinate Charles II, tried and executed. Atkyns contributed legal advice to Lord Russell's defence. The treason charges against Lord Russell were overturned later by Parliament. Wing (STC) A4136.

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