A Letter of Comfort to Richard Cromwell Esq;Alias Lord Richard, Alias Richard Protector: Sent Him Since the Alteration of His Titles and Our Government; From, A Servant of his late Highness, and the late Highness of his late deceased Father, and a kinsman of the late deceased Highness of his still surving Mother.
Pamphlet, pp.6, uncut, bound into a card folder, very scarce. Some creasing.
'Sir. The World dos not so much bewaile the fall of your late Highness, as wonder you could fall so easily from it, and not crush any thing but your Highness'. A philosophic look at the fall from power of Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector for just nine months after the death of his father, Oliver Cromwell. Lacking the support of the New Model Army he found his position untenable and allowed himself to be bought off. The author suggests the reins of power would pass to Richard's brother Henry, but the office of Lord Protector was abolished. A year later the monarchy was restored. One copy of this pamphlet is dated 'June 13th', which would date the pamphlet to around three weeks after his protectorate formally came to an end.
ESTC: 27 copies listed
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