Context

Context of Acta regia : being the account which Mr. Rapin de Thoyras published of the history of England, by authority of the lords the States-general; and grounded upon those records which, by order of their late Majesties King William, Queen Anne, and King George, are collected in that inestimable fund of history, Mr. Rymer's Foedera : containing not only the letters that passed between the monarchs of England and foreign princes; their treaties and negotiations of peace, friendship, and commerce; battles, revolutions, and other important events in the history of England, but an account of the several grants from the Crown to the nobility, &c. through all the reigns, from King William Rufus to the tenth year of King Charles I, of the summons's to Parliament and convocation; of royal mandates to the clergy and laity; dispensations for marriages; general and particular pardons; patents for honours, offices, manufactures, inventions, &c. and numerous other publick acts relating to families, and our own domestick affairs
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