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Parliamentary diary of George Strode, MP for Wareham, Dorset

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Dep. e. 468
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The diary is entitled by the author 'Certaine breife thinges wch I observed at the Parlam[en]t, when I was a Burgise for warum in Dors[e]t wch begann the 19 day of February... 1592 [O.S.] and ended the 10th of Aprill then next followinge...'. There are several indications of the author's religious viewpoint: the diary includes:

  1. (fols. 13v-15v) an outline of a speech intended to be delivered by Strode against the recusancy bill, in which he opposes the proposal to encompass protestant nonconformists within the penalties of the recusancy laws
  2. (fols. 16v-19) speech given by Strode for committing the recusancy bill, with report of his activities in a committee to amend the bill, where he expresses the opinion (fol. 18v) that Brownists should not be seen as being as dangerous as 'Papists', and incurs the wrath of Sir Robert Cecil (fol. 19)
  3. (fols. 20v-30r) detailed description of parliamentary procedure
  4. (fols. 30r-36r) description of the dissolution of the Parliament by the Queen
  5. (fols. 44v-41r rev.) text of a sermon, 'notes uppo[n] the xxv capter of the first of Samuell preached by Mr Egerton'


  • Creation: Feb-Apr 1593


46 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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Dep. e. 468

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CMD ID 14881


Parliamentary diary of George Strode, MP for Wareham, Dorset.

Biographical / Historical

George Strode (aft. 1563-1648) was the fifth son of John Strode of Parnham, Dorset and his first wife, Katherine. He was called to the bar in 1589 and spent most of his adult life in the Middle Temple. He was the member of parliament for Wareham, Dorset in 1593 and this was probably due to the patronage of his relatives, the Rogers family. See - History of Parliament, 1386-1820.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited with Dep. c. 9-11 (papers of Montagu Burrows) and MSS. D. D. Brocas a. 1, c. 1-2, by Ionë and Bernard A.B. Burrows, 1931. Removed from Dep. c. 11.

Related Materials

MS. Add. C. 278 is another diary of the same Parliament - see Falconer Madan et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford (Oxford, 1895-1953), vol. V, no. 29571.

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Stiffened vellum wrappers

Parliamentary diary of George Strode, MP for Wareham, Dorset
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