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The life and death of King Richard the second, who was deposed of his crown, by reason of his not regarding the councell of the sage and wise of his kingdom, but followed the advice of of [sic] wicked and lewd councell, and sought as farre as in him lay, to deprive many good English subjects of their lives and estates, who stood wholly for the good of the commonalty; but at a Parliament holden, his counsellors were all called, whereof some fled, others received condigne punishment according to the law. Published by a Well-wisher to the common-wealth, being worthy the observation of all men in these times of distractions.
Well-wisher to the Common-wealth.
Wing L2002; Thomason E155_15; ESTC R13683
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