By George Bates. Full title: ‘Elenchus Motuum Nuperorum in Anglia, or, A short historical account of the rise and progress of the late troubles in England.’ The first part was published in 1649.

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Terry F  •  Link

BATE, George, Elenchi motuum nuperorum in Anglia pars prima (-secunda) ; simul ac juris regii et parlamentarii brevis enarratio... recognita & aucta. Juxta exemplar Londinense. Amsterdam, (Paul Warnaer for Abraham Wolfgang), 1663. 2 parts. With 2 engraved portraits (Charles Eur. and Charles II).
Account of the British political differences of the period, “the great rebellion”, dedicated to King Charles II, by this English political writer and physician (1608-1669).

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Bate, George, 1608-1669.
Elenchus motuum nuperorum in Anglia, or, A short historical account of the rise and progress of the late troubles in England In two parts / written in Latin by Dr. George Bates. Motus compositi, or, The history of the composing the affairs of England by the restauration of K. Charles the second and the punishment of the regicides and other principal occurrents to the year 1669 / written in Latin by Tho. Skinner ; made English ; to which is added a preface by a person of quality ... London: Printed by Abel Swalle, 1685.
Part 3 also published separately.
"First part published anonymously, 1649" Translated by Archibald Lovell. Early English Books Online

Bill  •  Link

A pamphlet by George Bate, M.D., first published anonymously in 1649, and frequently reprinted. It was translated into Italian and published at Venice in 1652. After the Restoration it was reprinted and a second part added. The following is the title: "Elenchus Motuum nuperorum in Anglia; simul ac juris Regii et Parlamentarii brevis enarratio. A. 2455 Lutetiae Parisiorum pro R. R. An. Dom. 1649." 12°. Address to the reader signed "Theodorus Veridicus." "Elenchi Motuum Nuperorum in Anglia pars prima; simul ac Juris Regii & Parlamentarii brevis enarratio, ab autore Geor. Batio, M.D. Regiae Majestatis Protomedico recognita & aucta AEre Christianae Anno 1660. Londini typis J. Flesher & prostant apud R. Royston in Ivy Lane, 1661." 8vo. "Pars Secunda. Simul ac Regis Effugii mirabilis e Praetio Wigornia enarratio. Londini, 1663."
---Wheatley, 1896.

Sasha Clarkson  •  Link

George Bate now has a brief Wikipedia entry. As a physician to Charles I, the Cromwell family AND Charles II, he was well placed to observe the shifting political currents of his time.

Antonia Fraser uses Bate's memoirs as a primary source in her biography of Cromwell. He is referenced 13 times in the index and described by Fraser as a "Royalist Doctor". Of course, in dangerous times it paid to be flexible in one's allegiances. Unsurprisingly, Bate was, at least, Royalist when he wrote his memoirs after the Restoration!

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