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Contemporary copies of miscellaneous 16th- and 18th-century papers

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 121
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Contemporary copies of miscellaneous 16th- and 17th-century papers, including:

  1. Fols. 1-2. Lord Burghley's precepts to his son, printed in Instructions for youth (London, 1722), 45-55
  2. Fols. 5-6. notes on the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots
  3. Fols. 10-11. journal of the movements of the Earl of Essex in Ireland, 10 May-23 June 1599
  4. Fols. 12-17. the arraignment of the Earls of Essex and Southampton, 1601
  5. Fols. 18-21. three accounts of the execution of the Earl of Essex, 1601.


  • Creation: c.1599-1722.


23 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 121, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 121

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16315


Contemporary copies of miscellaneous 16th- and 18th-century papers, c.1599-1722.

Biographical / Historical

Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587, also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, reigned over Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567. After eighteen and a half years in custody, Mary was found guilty of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth in 1586, and was beheaded the following year at Fotheringhay Castle.

Custodial History

Most, possibly all, of the papers were owned by Sir Edward Dering; (fols. 1-4) Phillipps MS. 22355 and (fols. 10-11) part of Phillipps MS. 34574; whole volume, Sotheby's, 6 June 1898, lot 847.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by Capt. C. S. Harris, 1916.

Physical Facet

late 19th-century half calf

Contemporary copies of miscellaneous 16th- and 18th-century papers, c.1599-1722
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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