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Early 17th-cent. transcripts of pieces relating to France, 1592-1923

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MS. Eng. hist. f. 8
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Early 17th-cent. transcripts of pieces relating to France:

  1. Fols. 14-87. 'A relation made by an English embassadour and dedicated to King James, containing a description of the state and affairs of France', printed (from BL, Add. MS. 35846) in Thomas Birch, Historical view of the negotiations between the courts of England, France and Brussels from the year 1592 to 1617 (London, 1749), 413-528, and attributed to Sir George Carew
  2. Fols. 91-8. Philip Sidney's discourse to Queen Elizabeth on her proposed marriage to the Duke of Anjou, printed (from Paris, Bibl. Nat., MS. Colbert Vc 466) in Albert Feuillerat, Complete works of Sir Philip Sidney, iii (Cambridge, 1923), 51-60
  3. Fols. 101-9. copies of letters from Sir William Cecil, Secretary of State, to Sir Henry Norreys, ambassador to France, 1566-70, printed in Cabala: sive scrinia sacra (London, 1663), 134-79


  • Creation: 1592-1923


180 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. f. 8, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. hist. f. 8

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10194


Early 17th-cent. transcripts of pieces relating to France, 1592-1923

Biographical / Historical

King James, 1566-1625, was King of Scotland from 1567 amd King of England and Ireland from 1603 until his death in 1625. Philip Sidney, 1554-1586, was an English poet, scholar, courtier and soldier. Queen Elizabeth, 1533-1603, was Queen of England and Ireland between 1558 and 1603. Sir William Cecil, 1520-1598, 1st Baron Burghley, was an English statesman, and was the chief advisor to Elizabeth I as well as being Lord High Treasurer from 1572 and Secretary of State twice.

Custodial History

Sotheby's, 5 June 1899, lot 505; bookplate of Robert Steele, Wandsworth Common

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, P. J. & A. E. Dobell, cat. 73 (1928), 455.

Related Materials

Phillipps MS. 11931.

Physical Facet

law calf

Early 17th-cent. transcripts of pieces relating to France, 1592-1923
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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