Letter of authorization signed by Charles Howard, Lord Chamberlain to the Lord Treasurer [manuscript], 1579/80 January 4.
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Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham (1536-1624) was an English admiral. He succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Howard of Effingham in 1572, and was later created Earl of Nottingham in 1597. He was a cousin of Elizabeth I and was appointed to a number of state positions by her, including Lord High Admiral of the English fleet. He is best known for being in command of the fleet in 1587 during the unsuccessful invasion of the Spanish Armada. From the guide to the Charles Howard, 1st Ea...
Thomas Sackville, Baron Buckhurst, as the Queen's personal envoy, was sent to France in February 1571 to negotiate a marriage between Elizabeth I and Henry, Duke of Anjou (later Henry III, King of France). In August of that year Buckhurst accompanied the French envoy Paul de Foix to England to further the marriage negotiations. From the description of Autograph letter signed from William Cecil, Baron Burghley, to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester [manuscript], 1571 August 11. (Folger ...