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Account, in the form of a journal, of special embassy by Richard Weston (later 1st Earl of Portland) to Archduke Albert Ernst of Austria, governor of the Spanish Netherlands

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MS. Eng. c. 7065, fols. 126-137

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The embassy was occasioned by the desire of James I for the punishment of Erycius Puteanus (1574-1646), Flemish humanist and philologist, the supposed author of a libel against the King, Is. Casauboni Corona Regia (London, 1615). Weston had three audiences with the Archduke, and two with the 'privy council', but received no satisfaction.

The account is anonymous, though the author was present at the audiences, and acted as interpreter.

Dates

  • Apr-May 1617

Extent

12 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7065, fol. 126].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. c. 7065, fols. 126-137

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6057

Overview

Account of special embassy by Richard Weston to the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, 1617.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Weston (1577-1635) was the 1st Earl of Portland, a politician and courtier. For further details see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 15 June 2005.
Title
Account of special embassy by Richard Weston to the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, 1617
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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