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TIIE

LIVES

OF

THE LORD CHANCELLORS

AND

KEEPERS OF THE GREAT SEAL

OF

ENGLAND,

FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TILL THE REIGN OF

KING GEORGE IV.

BY

JOHN LORD CAMPBELL, A.M. F.R.S.E.

THE FIRST SERIES IN THREE VOLUMES,

TO THE REVOLUTION OF 1688.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1845.

LIBRARY

CONTENTS

Wholesome Laws passed, 15.

Quarrel between the Protector and his Brother Lord Sey-
mour, 16. Lord Seymour committed to the Tower, 17. Bill of Attainder

His Execution, 19. Misconduct of the Protector, 19. Per-

plexities of Lord Chancellor Rich, 20. His Conduct on the Fall of Somerset, 20.

Takes Part with Warwick, 21. Proceedings against Somerset, 22. Lord Chan-

cellor burns Anabaptists and Arians, 22. Uis Visit to the Princess Mary, 23.

Trepidation of the Lord Chancellor, 24. Somerset's Plot against Northumber-

land, 24. Trial of Somerset, 25.

Lord Chancellor feigns sickness, 25. Lord

Chancellor Rich flees from public Life, 26. His Retreat, 26. His rapid

Recovery, 27. Dies forgotten, 27. His Descendants, 27. His Character, 27.

Reformation of

Religion, 15.

against him, 18.

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