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Treatise by John Stubbes against the proposed marriage of queen Elizabeth with Francis, duke of Anjou, written in 1579 (?)

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MS. Douce 259
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'The Discoverie of a gaping Gulfe, wherinto England is like to be swallowed, by another Frenche marriage ... Mense Augusti 1579.' This is the treatise by John Stubbes against the proposed marriage of queen Elizabeth with Francis, duke of Anjou. It was printed in 1579, but the author was punished and the book is rare. Fols. 69-99 are blank.

Dates

  • written in 1579 (?)

Extent

100 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Douce 259

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21833

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Custodial History

'Bibliotheca Palmeriana, Londini, 1747.'.

Related Materials

See also MS. Douce 46 for perhaps a copy of this printed edition.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

7 1/2 × 5 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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