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A defence of the Declaration of King Charles I. (prefixed to the 39 Articles in 1628) for moderating the Predestinarian controversy, 17th century

MS. Rawl. C. 106

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The title (fol. 3) runs as follows: "The consent of ancient and late writers, men of eminent piety, learning and place in the Catholique Church, all approving his Majesties late declaration for the peace of the Church, and for moderation in the present controversies; notwithstanding their different judgements concerning God's mercie to mankind, and the merit of our Saviour's death. The whole faithfully transcribed out of the originall authors, and delivered in their owne words."

On the first leaf of the book is the following address to the King: "May it please your Majesty, This booke containes a Defense of your Majesties declaration for the peace of the Church, prefixed to the Articles; which is readie to be published or suppressed as your Majesty shall give commandment." The introductory leaves 4–13 are occupied by a preface.

An address of thanks and congratulation to K. Will. III. from the inhabitants of Dorchester, in Dorsetshire, presented by Sir R. N., Recorder, is inserted on a fly-leaf.

13 (preface) + 119 leaves.


  • Creation: 17th century


132 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. C. 106


In three parts:

  1. The judgments of Roman and Reformed writers on the Predestinarian side;
  2. The judgments of ancient Fathers and Churches and Reformed Churches and writers on the other side;
  3. Their joint agreement in exhortation to peace and moderation.

Physical Facet

On paper, in folio


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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