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A chorographical description of all the tracts, rivers, mountains, forests, and other parts of this renowned isle of Great Britain (Poly-Olbion)

A topographical poem describing the counties of England and Wales, and their local traditions and histories. Book 1 of the work is accompanied by annotations by antiquarian John Selden. The 1622 edition was sold by John Grismond, who supplied books…

The History of Tithes

John Selden's 'History of Tithes', an essay on the historical basis of the tithe system, was highly controversial. Selden implicitly denied the 'divine right of kings' by arguing that the church had a legal but not a divine right to tithes (ten…