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A political tract 'Off the foundation off a state and the essentiall parts that Forme a Prince', Written in 1650 in Jersey by the author

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MS. Marshall 87

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A political tract 'Off the foundation off a state and the essentiall parts that Forme a Prince', beg. 'Their be three principal pillers' (fol. 6), preceded by a dedication to king Charles ii, signed 'Caesarea' [= 'Jersey'] and dated 'Jerseii, 20 Jan. 1649'.

This preface reveals that the author was a professional lawyer who left London with Charles i, held Ports-mouth for him, was wounded at Edgehill, and after a long imprisonment apart from his wife and children 'attended your Majestie the last yeare by sea towards England, from there returned into the Netherlands, and soe through France to your Ile of Jersey'. The occurrence on fol. i in a contemporary hand of 'Sir Christopher Luknarr' point to sir Christopher Lewknor, recorder of Chichester, as the probable author.

(fols. 48-end are blank).

Dates

  • Written in 1650 in Jersey by the author

Extent

62 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Marshall 87

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. II, no. 5292

Custodial History

Manuscript (60).

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

7 1/8 × 4 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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