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A75497 An Apologie and vindication (from all false and malignant aspersions) for his excellencie, the right honourable, and most noble, Robert D'Evreux, Earle of Essex, and Ewe, Viscount Hereford, Baron of Chartley, Lord Bourchier and Lovain, inheritour of all his thrice noble fathers honours and vertues: now Lord Generall of all the forces in arms in England and Wales, for the present high and honourable court of Parliament, in defence of the true Protestant religion, laws and liberties of the subject. VVith a true and briefe chronologie of what successefull things have been done, since his excellencie entred into action; and went from London, which was in Aug. 1642. untill this present year, 1644. 1644 (1644) Wing A3541; Thomason E4_25; ESTC R12626 10,986 26

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