The legal fundamental liberties of the people of England, revived, asserted and vindicated. Or an epistle, written the 8. of Iune, 1649. by Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburn (arbitrary and aristocratical prisoner in the Tower of London) to Mr. William Lenthal, Speaker to the remainder of those few knights, citizens, and burgesses, that Colonel Thomas Pride, at his late purge, thought convenient to leave sitting at Westminster ... who ... pretendedly stile themselves ... the Parliament of England, intrusted and authorised by the consent of all the people thereof, whose representatives by election ... they are; although they are never able to produce one bit of a law, or any piece of a commission to prove, that all the people of England, ... authorised Thomas Pride, ... to chuse them a Parliament, ... And therefore it cannot properly be called, the nations or peoples Parliament, but Colonel Prides and his associates, whose really it is; who, although they have beheaded the King for a tyrant, yet walk in his oppressingest steps, if not worse, and higher.
Reprinted in the grand year of hipocritical and abominable dissimulation. 1649.
|Edition:||The second edition, corrected, and amended; occasioned by the late coming out of Mr. William Prynnes book, against the illegal tax of 90000 l. intituled, A legal vindication of the liberties of England, against illegal taxes, and pretended acts of Parliament, lately enforced on the people.|
Prynne, William, > 1600-1669. > Legall vindication of the liberties of England, against illegall taxes and pretended acts of Parliament lately enforced on the people.