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'The Court of Kinge James by Sir A[nthony] W[eldon] Reviewed'

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MS. e Mus. 50
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'The Court of Kinge James by Sir A[nthony] W[eldon] Reviewed' or, as dr. Barlow entitles it, 'An Answer to Sir Anthony Weldon by G[odfrey] Goodman, late Bishop of Glocester.' Weldon's book was published in 1650, but even the 2nd edition (1651) does not mention Goodman's vindication of the king, which was therefore probably written in 1651 or soon after.

The present volume is apparently a contemporary copy, corrected by the author (see pp. 7, 163, 275, etc.), who has also written 'Sr Lionel Cranfield' on p. 295. A different draft of the opening chapter is on pp. 293-4, 289-91. The whole treatise was printed by J. S. Brewer from this MS. in 1839.


  • Creation: Written about the middle of the 17th century


300 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. e Mus. 50

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18216


'The Court of Kinge James by Sir A[nthony] W[eldon] Reviewed'

Biographical / Historical

Sir Anthony Weldon (d. 1649) was a Knight, historian, and parliamentarian.

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. 3603

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (137)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Apparently acquired between 1655 and 1660.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 3/8 × 8 1/4 in.

'The Court of Kinge James by Sir A[nthony] W[eldon] Reviewed'
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