Manuscript volume containing transcripts of debates in the House of Commons dated 9-20 Nov 1685 concerning the establishment of the Militia, entitled 'The severall debates of the House of Commons pro et contra relating to the establishment of the Militia, disbanding the new rais'd forces and raiseing a present supply for his Majesty...'.
Debates on the English Militia
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 96 MS 208
- Dates of Creation1685
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume containing 36 leaves
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Militia was a military organization of citizens with limited military training, which was available for emergency service, usually local defence.
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Part of the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature, initially collected by Herbert Somerton Foxwell and presented by the Goldsmith's Company to the University of London in 1903.
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Collection level description.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Manuscript quarto. Bound in quarter-morocco. The fore-edge is slightly cropped.
Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
Conditions Governing Use
Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.
This manuscript was formerly in the collection of James T Bell.
See Journal of the House of Commons , IX, 755; Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England. From the Norman Conquest, in 1066. to the year, 1803 (R. Bagshaw, Longmans & Co, London, 1806-12).