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'The principall passage of affaires betwene the two kingdomes of England and France'; '1596. The Jorney of Cales by Sr Fra: Vere'; '1597. The Island Jorney by Sr F. Vere', and others

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MS. Bodl. 710

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A. (abt. A. D. 1615) Fol. 1. 'The principall passage of affaires betwene the two kingdomes of England and France under the reignes of king Edward the third and king Henrye the fift', with reference to the claims of England to the kingdom of France:
  1. Fol. 1. 'Reasons alleaged by the French for seazinge vpon Aquitane', imperfect
  2. Fol. 2. 'Arguments for the succession of the king of England ...', signed 'J. H.', as on fol. 15
  3. Fols. 6, 12v, 25, 26v. Four more sets of arguments, partly imperfect, and bound in wrong order
  4. Fol. 29. 'An information given to the Bishoppe of Rome, by the Embassadours ... of England ...', and similar pieces, one dated 1361 (fol. 34), and one a copy of the treaty between England and France in 1360 (fol. 37). See MS. Bodl. 875. The later series concerned with Henry V and VI seems to begin at fol. 68
  5. At fol. iii is an unsigned letter to prince Charles 'From St. Stephens this 24 daye of Maye 1615 ', explaining that a friend of the writer copied these pieces from a 'manuscript of auncyent Charecterye'
B. (abt. A. D. 1600) Fol. 98. '1596. The Jorney of Cales by Sr Fra: Vere', including the capture of Cadiz.

C. (abt. A.D. 1600) Fol. 110. '1597. The Island Jorney by Sr F. Vere'.

D. (abt. A.D. 1600) Fol. 122. '1597, The Defeate at Turnhoult by Sr Fra: Vere'.

E. (abt. A.D. 1600) Fol. 127. '1600. The Batell of Niewport by Sr Frances Vere'. These four narratives are in the first person, but are copies.

Dates

  • Made up of five MSS. written about 1600-1615

Extent

139 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 710, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Bodl. 710

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18076

Overview

'The principall passage of affaires betwene the two kingdomes of England and France'; '1596. The Jorney of Cales by Sr Fra: Vere'; '1597. The Island Jorney by Sr F. Vere', and others

Biographical / Historical

Sir Francis Vere (1560-1609) was a knight and soldier.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 2951

Custodial History

Manuscript 951 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by sir Peter Manwood in 1620: see MS. Bodl. 885, MS. Bodl. 875, MS. Bodl 966.

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, limp white parchment with gold ornament, about A.D. 1615

Dimensions

12 × 8 1/4 in.
Title
'The principall passage of affaires betwene the two kingdomes of England and France'; '1596. The Jorney of Cales by Sr Fra: Vere'; '1597. The Island Jorney by Sr F. Vere', and others
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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