England's Black Tribunal; or the Royal Martyrs Being the Characters of King Charles the First, And the Nobility that Suffered for Him [...]
London: Cut, Printed, Painted, and Sold by William and Cluer Dicey, in Bow Church Yard, Sold also by them at their Wholesale Warehouse in Northampton [c.1740]
Woodcut, scarce; sheet 570 x 450mm (22½ x 17½"). Repaired tears, losses, damaged; glued to album sheet and folded through centre. Large popular broadside commemorating Charles I and other executed royalists. William Dicey and his son Cluer took over the Bow Churchyard premises from William's brother, John Dicey, in 1736. William's other son, Robert, ran the Northampton office.
Not listed in ESTC with this publication line.
[Ref: 42832] £850.00
[Als from Edward Nicholas to Montagu Bertie, Baron Willoughby de Eresby.]
Whitehall 11 May 1640.
1pp. als in ink, folded with wax seal, addressed in the same hand, scarce. Later ink mss. description. A manuscript letter from Sir Edward Nicholas (1593-1669) at the time a clerk in ordinary to Charles I's Privy Council. As one of Charles's most trusted advisors he helped negotiate the Treaty of Uxbridge (1645), Charles's surrender to the Scots and the Surrender of Oxford (both 1646). He continued to serve Charles II in exile, becoming secretary of state in 1654, a role he kept after the Restoration. The letter is written to Montagu Bertie (1608-66), the year he became Baron Willoughby de Eresby, probably for raising 'The King's Life Guard of Foot' for service in the First Bishops' War of 1639. He fought at the First Battle of Newbury, Cropredy Bridge, Lostwithiel, Second Battle of Newbury and was wounded at Naseby. At the Restoration he officiated as Lord Great Chamberlain at the coronation of Charles II on 23 April 1661.
[Ref: 42120] £850.00