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Three manuscripts relating to Spanish state affairs

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MS. Bodl. 973b

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Three manuscripts relating to Spanish state affairs:

  1. (17th century: fol. iii). 'Carta que vn Yngles escriuio al rey de Ynglaterra exsortando le a la paz y amistad con España y a que fauoreciese y aliuiasse las cosas de los Catolicos en su regno', apparently addressed to James i: beg. 'Ventura fue hallarmeyo en España.'
  2. (A.D. 1582: fol. 1). 'Lo que Antonio Perez dize cerca de los cargos quele han sido puestos por el señor Udo Salazạr ...', apparently the autograph of Perez, with signature, June 18, 1584.
  3. (16th century: fol. 28). 'Este es vn treslado de vna ... proposiçon que el señor do Alonso de Cartagena ... hizo contra los yngleses siendo embajador en el Concilio de Basilea, sobre la preheminenzia que el Rey nostro senor ha sobre el rey de Yngalaterra ...' Fols. 232-252 of some larger volume.

Arts. 1 and 3 are insertions in the volume.


  • Creation: written in the 16th and 17th centuries in Spain


49 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Spanish; Castilian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 973b, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. 973b

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18570


Three manuscripts relating to Spanish state affairs, written in the 16th and 17th centuries in Spain

Biographical / Historical

Antonio Pérez (1534?-1611) was the secretary to Philip II of Spain.

Alonso de Cartagena (1384–1456) was diplomat.

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. V, no. 28278.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by The Bodleian Library in 1828 for £1 19s. 6d.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 5/8 × 9 1/2 in.

Three manuscripts relating to Spanish state affairs
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom