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A general English armory, written in the first half of the 17th century

MS. Cheshire c. 7

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A general English armory, blazoned in alphabetical order of the first two letters: the first item is 'Abell of Kent', preceded by three political poems (two mock petitions from the House of Commons in James i's time (?), and a pretended answer from 'St.', i.e. queen, Elizabeth: begg. 'If Saints in heaven', 'If bleedinge soules', 'Your bold petitions': fols. 3, 4, 6). At fol. 296v rev, is 'Ad propositionem et rationes hasce Novatorum de rebus adiaphoris brevis responsio', a theological discourse on the authority of the church, in Latin and English.


  • Creation: written in the first half of the 17th century


298 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Cheshire c. 7

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. V, no. 25569.

Custodial History

Watson coll. vol. no. 8.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 3/8 × 8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom