Lincoln's Inn Book Reader

Black Books Volume 8 covers the years 1638-1668. The text is written in a mixture of English and Latin.

Items of interest recorded in this volume include:

  • Sale of the Inn’s silver to compensate for economic hardship due to the Civil War (fo. 518)

  • John Thurloe, Cromwell’s Secretary of State and Spymaster General, called to the Bench (fo. 599)

  • Petition to build new buildings in Lincoln’s Inn Fields for “common use and benefit” (fo. 629)

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