Cambridge University Transactions During the Puritan Controversies of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Cambridge University Transactions During the Puritan Controversies of the 16th and 17th Centuries

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...the party grieved, as also by inquisition ex oficio; the straitning of one word may not exclude the princes benefit, which is contained largly in the naturall sense of other words. Specially seeing the charter doth not only say placita transgressionum, but also placita et transgressiones; and again, placitis et trarzsgressionibus. But, in very deed, experience sheweth that this objection of placitum is but a mecr cavil; for among divers examples that may be alledged to prove it otherwise taken, two are extant very notable. The one is the late reign of king llen. 8fl'; the other since the time of her majesty that now is. That in king Henries time toucheth the very cause of taking the peace; for so it was, that one Faune, a burgcss of the towne, had sinisterly procured a writt out of one of the kings courts for the peace to be taken by him against Mr. Ainsworth, the master of Peter-House. The kings highness was advertised of this attempt; whereupon his majesty caused forthwith to be awarded out a countremande to stay the former writt, as altogether contrary to the University privileges. And yet was your commission of the peace of as great force then as now it is, or else greater; our charters being not as then confirmed by act of parliament, as now they be. The other example concerneth the licensing and correction of victuallers and tiplers, in the which matter the townsmen claiming an interest by reason of their commission for the peace, it pleased her majesty to declare unto them, by her rescript, that their commission was not effectuall to justify their dealing in that behalf within the limits and precincts of the University, and therefore did prohibit them therein to attempt any further. A copy of the said rescript is enclosed herewith....show more

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  • 9781236512697