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APPENDIX VI.

PLEAS OF THE MARQUESS OF NORTHAMPTON AND EARL OF WARWICK.


The conduct of the marquess of Northampton and the earl of Warwick at the bar is thus related in the original account of the duke of Northumberland's trial, which was copied by Stowe and Holinshed (as given already in p.16), omitting the following passage (here taken from a MS. collection of state trials, MS Harl. 2194).

The marquess of Northampton pleaded to his indictment, that after the beginninge of these tumults hee had forborne the execution of any publique office: and that all the while hee, intent to huntinge and other sports, did not partake in the conspiracy; but it being manifest that hee was party with the duke of Northumberland, sentence passed on him likewise.

The earle of Warwicke, fyndinge that the judges, in soe greate a cause, admitted noe excuse of age, with greate resolucion heard his condemnacion pronounced against him, craving only this favour, that, whereas the goods of those who are condemned for treason are totally confiscated, yet her maiestie would bee pleased, that out of them his debts might bee payd. After this they were all returned agayne to the Tower.