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Context of A history and defence of Magna Charta : containing a copy of the original charter at large, with an English translation, the manner of its being obtained from King John, with its preservation and final establishment in the succeeding reigns : with an introductory discourse, containing a short account of the rise and progress of national freedom, from the invasion of Caesar to the present times, also the liberties which are confirmed by the Bill of Rights, &c. : to which is added, An essay on parliaments, describing their origin in England, and the extraordinary means by which they have been lengthened from half yearly to septennial ones
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