"with the unfortunate life of Edgar, sonne and heire to the Earle of Glocester, and his sullen and assumed humour of Tom of Bedlam, as it was plaid before the Kings Maiesty at White-hall, uppon S. Stephens night, in Christmas hollidaies, by his Maiesties seruants, playing usually at the Globe on the Banck-side."
London] : Printed for Nathaniel Butter, 1608 i.e. 1619.
Second quarto edition.
The "First Folio" or first collected edition of Shakespeare, "published according to the true original copies."
London : Printed by Isaac Iaggard and Ed. Blount, 1623.
Special Collections also holds the other three folios.
This purported spiritual autobiography of King Charles I (true authorship disputed) presents a justification of royalism and the King's political and military program that led to the Civil War. A very popular piece of Royalist propaganda after Charles' execution, Milton directly responds to it in his Eikonoklastes .
Perhaps the most significant political tract of the early years of the English Civil War, and enormously influential on subsequent political debate. Parker establishes the ideological basis for Parliament's sovereignty from King Charles.
Author: Anna Trapnell (1654)
Prophecies from religious radical Anna Trapnell, self-styled prophetess. Text is sharply critical of Cromwell's government and established churches, and advocates for more rights for women. Trapnell's supposed prophecies made her a celebrity.
Author: Charles I (1647)
The material contained in this pamphlet was read in the House of Commons at covers "religion, church-government, the militia, the arreares of the Army, the Court of Wards and Liveries, and other things."