The court and times of James the first, illustrated by authentic and confidential letters [compiled by T. Birch] ed. with an intr. and notes by the author of 'Memoirs of Sophia Dorothea'. (Google eBook)

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Thomas Birch, Robert Folkestone Williams
1848
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