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Mystery found within the archives of Spalding Gentlemen's Society

The process of cataloguing the large and miscellaneous range of documents in the collections

of the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society sometimes throws up some real oddities.

One which came to light recently is a pamphlet which, according to the front cover, was printed in 1648, and contains ‘The Earl of Pembroke’s Speech in the House of Peers [the predecessor of our House of Lords], when the seven Lords were accused of High Treason’. It is certified as ‘copia vera’, a true copy, by a certain Michael Oldsworth.

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