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An anonymous treatise of advice to a Catholic King of Great Britain

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MS. Eng. e. 3454

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The treatise may have been intended for presentation to James III, the 'Old Pretender'. It advises a Catholic monarch on how to rule in England, the author having considerable knowledge of the constitution, laws and religious history of the country. There are also sections on (pp. 69-76b) Scotland, referring to the recent union of parliaments (1707), and (pp. 76b-d) Ireland. The author hopes (p. 94) that 'this poor legacy may be acceptable from an old servant, who grows useless for anything but offering up his prayers'.

Dates

  • 1710

Extent

114.0 pages

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. e. 3454, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. e. 3454

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6016

Overview

An anonymous treatise of advice to a Catholic King of Great Britain.

Custodial History

Guilford collection; Phillipps MS. 6120; armorial bookplate of Viscount Birkenhead; Sotheby's, 28 June 1965 (Phillipps sale), lot 161; Christie's, 20 Nov. 2003, (Earl of Perth's sale), lot 205; John Hart of Salthouse, catalogue 66 (April 2004), item 65.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Blackwell's Rare Books, Oct. 2004.

Physical Facet

Binding: gilt-tooled red morocco, gilt-edged
Title
An anonymous treatise of advice to a Catholic King of Great Britain
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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