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John Lilburne, Self-Incrimination, and Lifehacker

John Lilburne

My Country – John Lilburne and Self-Incrimination On February 13, 1645, the Hosue of Lords set aside a judgement against John Lilburne. Lilburne was charged with sending scandalous books into England. John Lilburne’s package included William Prynne’s anonymous attack on Matthew Wren, bishop of Norwich, entitled ‘News from Ipswich.’ Again, the printing press was used to bring …