An Epitome or Briefe Discoverie, from the beginning to the ending, of the many and great troubles that Dr. Leighton suffered

Leighton (Alexander)

An Epitome or Briefe Discoverie, from the beginning to the ending, of the many and great troubles that Dr. Leighton suffered

in his body, estate, and family, for the space of twelve years and upwards. Wherein is laid down the cause of those sufferings; namely that book called Sions plea against the prelacie, together with the warrantable call that he had to the work: and also, the hard and heavie passage of the prelates proceedings against him, in the high Commission, and Star-Chamber. And lastly, their invective speeches in the said Court of Star-Chamber; from the impeachment whereof, and the accusations charged upon him, he vindicates himself by a just defence.

Description: FIRST EDITION, title within border of printer's ornaments, withou the initial and terminal blanks, last leaf reinfored at top with minor loss to the headline and of the page numeral, pp. [vi], [93], [1], 4to, uncut in modern russet calf backed boards

Publication Details: Printed by I.D., 1646

Notes: 'On 17 February 1630, as Leighton left church, he was arrested, 'clapt in irons', and thrown into 'a nasty doghole full of rats and mice' in Newgate (A. Leighton, 3). His house was searched: the pursuivants held a pistol to little Caleb's head to persuade Isobel to co-operate. Because of the prison conditions, Leighton became seriously ill: he claimed that 'all his hair and skin came off' (ibid., 89). His wife represented him at his trial for sedition in Star Chamber in June, although Leighton submitted an answer to the attorney-general's charges, adamantly refusing to reveal the names of the ...more

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Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1646

Stock Number: 65912

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