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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Richard Gibson


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[n/a] : Books containing the abstracts of orders

'all morning at my office shut up with Mr Gibson, I walking and he reading to me the order books of the office from the beginning of the Warr, for preventing the Parliament's having them in their hands before I have looked them over and seen the utmost that can be said against us from any of our orders'

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: Richard Gibson      Manuscript: Unknown


Peter Heylyn : Cyprianus Anglicus, or The history of the life and death of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury

'and then he to read to me the "Life of Archbishopp Laud", wrote by D. Heylin; which is a shrowd book, but that which I believe will do the Bishop in general no great good, but hurt - it pleads for so much Popish.'

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: Richard Gibson      Print: Book


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