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Prynne, William. The second part of a brief register and survey of the several kinds and forms of parliamentary vvrits. : Comprising the several varieties and forms of writs for electing knights, citizens and burgesses for parliaments and great councils, issued to sheriffs of counties only, with the antientest returns of these writs by sheriffs yet extant on record (from 49 H.3. til 22 E.4.) amongst the records in the Tower: intermixed with other rare writs, pertinent to this subject; and some writs of prorogation and re-sommons, with special usefull annotations and observations on them, after most of these writs recitals, for the readers information. Wherein the original of the Commons House, and elections of knights, citzens, burgesses, and barons of ports to sit in Parliament, is infallibly evidenced to be no antienter than 49 H. 3. the presidents and objections to the contrarie, answered: the original of antient boroughs, and how many they were under King Edward the 1. 2, 3. discovered: the power of the kings of England, in creating new boroughs by charters or writs, augmenting, diminishing the number of knights, burgesses, Members of the Commons House, and altering the forms of writs of summons, without a parliament; ... Some grosse mistakes touching Parliament writs and Members refuted, with many other rarities concerning Parliaments. By William Prynne Esquire, a bencher of Lincolns-Inne

Brief register

Brief register