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The flags of captains in the English army, painted in colours; with, in many instances, the names and arms of the captains by whom they were severally borne, 17th century

MS. Rawl. A. 496
Held at the Weston Library

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Eleven of the coats of arms are painted in their proper colours, and six are in trick without tinctures.

At fol. 17 are representations of two flags for cavalry, with the following notes: "This cornett for horsemen was made for the viccount Fawkland when he wente lord depetey in to Ireland, 1622. It was on yeard longe and three quarters broade, and was made of read damaske, the stares weare gold, and the motto was gold: also. / This is a cornett for horsemen, and was in St. James feilds, anno 1622. It was aboute halfe yeard brode and three quarters longe, made of blacke and yeallow damaske. / About this tyme I did speake with a capetayn concerning the bidgnes of a cornett, and he tolde me that they might be made of what bidgnes they would."

At fol. 37 is a note of the numbers who died in London in one week of the plague; viz., in all, 2471.


  • Creation: 17th century


37 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. A. 496


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