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Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 11618-29

John Rushworth (1721)
The first of eight volumes, beginning in the sixteenth year of the reign of James I and continuing until the fifth of Charles I.

Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 21629-38

John Rushworth (1721)
The second volume covers much of the period of Charles I's Personal Rule, a period of increasing political and religious tension.

Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 31639-40

John Rushworth (1721)
Contains historical collections for the period from March 1639 to October 1640. It also includes speeches and acts from the Long Parliament, and reports from the Star Chamber.

Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 41640-42

Rushworth, John (1721)
Contains historical collections for the period from November 1640 to July 1642, including the attainder and execution of the Earl of Strafford. Please note that the original book was mispaginated during printing.

Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 51642-45

John Rushworth (1721)
Covers the period from September 1642 to the Treaty of Uxbridge; includes extensive papers relating to Scotland and Ireland.

Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 61645-47

John Rushworth (1722)
Contains further collections for the period January 1645 to July 1647. It includes sections on the New Model Army, the Battle of Naseby and the surrender of Oxford, as well as further documents concerning Scotland and Ireland.

Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 71647-48

John Rushworth (1721)
Volume 7 describes proceedings in Parliament from August 1647 to February 1648.

Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 81640-41

John Rushworth (1721)
The bulk of volume 8 is taken up with the trial of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, in 1641. It also includes proceedings in Parliament from November 1640 to April 1641.