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THE LORD CHANCELLORS
KEEPERS OF THE GREAT SEAL
FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TILL THE REIGN OF
KING GEORGE IV.
ASTOR, LENOX AVO
WEST BROOKFIELD, MASS. STEAM PRESS OF 0. S. COOKE AND CO.
His Disposition, 25. Made a Peer and Knight of the Garter, 26. Executor of
Henry VIII., 26. Protector's Difficulty in disposing of Great Seal, 26. Marquess
of Winchester made Lord Keeper, 27. His incompetency as a Judge, 27. Resigns
the Great Seal, 27. Made Lord Treasurer, 28. Presides at Trial of Duke of
Somerset, 28. Rulings at this Trial, 28. Conduct of the Marquess of Winchester
on Accession of Queen Mary, 29. On Accession of Queen Elizabeth, 29. His
Death and Character, 29. His Descendants, 29.
LIFE OF LORD CHANCELLOR RICH.
His mercantile Descent, 30. Birth, 31. Early Profligacy, 31. Professional Progress,
31. His infamous Conduct on Trials of Bishop Fisher and Sir Thomas More, 31.
Office of Chirographer conferred upon him, 32. Elected Speaker of the House of
Commons, 32. Made Chancellor of Court of Augmentations, 32. His religious
indifference, 32. Paymaster of the Army, 32. Assists in Persecution of Lutherans
and Roman Catholics, 33. Foments Dispute between Wriothesley, and Somerset,
33. Made a Peer, 33 His Title, 33. His Disappoiniment, 33. Appointed Lord
Chancellor, 33. His Conduct as a Judge, 34. He passes Patent, giving Precedence
35. Reformation of Religion, 35. Quarrel between the protector and his Brother
Lord Seymour, 36. Lord Seymour committed to the Tower, 37. Bill of Attainder
against him, 37. His Execution, 38. Misconduct of the Protector, 33. Perplex-
ities of Lord Chancellor Rich, 38. His Conduct on the Fall of Somerset, 38.
Takes Part with Warwick, 39. Proceedings against Somerset, 39. Lord Chan-
cellor burns Anabaptists and Arians, 40. Bis Visit to the Princess Mary, 41.
Trepidation of the Lord Chancellor, 41. Somerset's plot against Northumberland,
42. "Trial of Somerset, 42. Lord Chancellor feigns sickness, 43. Lord Chancel-
lor Rich flees from public Life, 43. His Retreat, 43. His rapid Recovery, 44.
Dies forgotten, 44. His Descendants, 44. His Character, 44.