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A short sketch of the state of Spain and Portugal in 1582, bulk: 16th century

MS. Rawl. C. 862

  • Request


  1. A list of the sees, with the value of their revenues;
  2. A list of all the nobility, with their revenues;
  3. The style of the King;
  4. The provinces, and the tribute paid by them;
  5. The ambassadors, and their allowances;
  6. The cities and universities;
  7. The sea-ports, and the number of their ships severally;
  8. The rivers.

At the end (fol. 10b) is a note of "the Great Turk's style, which he most comonly wryteth in his letters of great affaires."

The former vellum cover is now bound up at the beginning of the volume, and is a fragment of some replies to interrogatories in a law-suit in the time of Q. Elizabeth with reference to the debts of Benedict Spynola (an Italian merchant in London) and relating also to Vincent Guicciardini, deceased, and a lease of the parsonage of Tossetor (Towcester).


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 16th century


10 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. C. 862

Custodial History

Olim inter codd. Petri Le Neve 480, et exinde emptus, una cum cod. 481, pretio octo denariorum.

Physical Facet

On paper, in folio minori


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom