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Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials [England], 1163-1858


Title:  Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Present Time [England] 1163-1858

Location:  Jerome Library Main Microforms; film KD 371 .T7 C583x

Format and Number of Reels/Fiche/Cards:  Microfilm; 10 reels

Publisher:  Northern Micrographics

Content Description:  State trials and proceedings held in Great Britain from 1163 to 1820. These materials were collected by William Cobbett and edited by Thomas Bayly Howell. Reels 9 and 10 contain Reports of State Trials of England, New Series, 1820-1858. Most of the trials were for treason. It includes articles of accusation, impeachments, warrants for execution, and proceedings which sometimes include transcripts. This collection includes trials of many famous people, such as Sir Thomas More, Queen Anne Boleyn, and Thomas Wolsey. It also includes other kinds of proceedings such as the dissolution of King Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon.

Language(s):  English, although some depositions may be in other languages.

Arrangement:  Chronologically, by the date of the trial or other proceedings.

Index/Bibliography:  Volume 34 on reel 8 contains a general index to reels 1-8 (1163-1820).

Subject Categories:  Criminal Justice; History; Law

Keywords:  england, english, britain, british, great britain, trials, treason

Time Period:  Prehistory - 16th Century; 17th Century; 18th Century; 19th Century