Miscellany on religion and state affairs, 1559-1601 [manuscript], compiled ca. 1601.


Miscellany on religion and state affairs, 1559-1601 [manuscript], compiled ca. 1601.

Contents include many reports and letters to and from the Earl of Essex, the Queen, the Privy Council and others relating to the 1596 Cadiz expedition, (including one from Sir Walter Raleigh), the 1597 voyage to the Azores, Ireland from 1599 to 1601, and the 1601 Essex rebellion; Essex' Apology; the Statesman's speech from Francis Bacon's Device to entertain the Queen at Essex house [1595]; [Edmund Spenser's] View of the present state of Ireland, 1597; [A looking glass for her Majesty wherein to view Ireland, by Bernabe Rich, 1599]; proclamation of Don Juan del Aguila to the Catholics of Ireland, [1601]. Also includes various controversial writings and sermons arising from the Bishops' Articles by Edward Dering, Robert Some, [John?] Hammond, John Rainolds; several sermons; speeches of the Queen to the ambassador to the King of Poland, 1597, and to the students at Oxford, [1592]; Henry Savile's oration to the Queen at Oxford, 159[2]; a letter of the Queen to Lady Norris, 1597; the first part of Thomas Digges' [Humble motives] and his notes on Holland and Zeeland; letters to the Queen from the Duke of Norfolk, 1571, Philip, Earl of Arundel, [1585] and Sir Francis Walsingham, 1581; a letter from the Duke of Norfolk to his son, [1572]; speeches of Sir Nicholas Bacon, 1559-1569; a general band for the preservation of James VI of Scotland and his right to the English throne, 1599; the instrument of association for the preservation of Elizabeth, 1584; a letter discussing the Duke of Mayenne's answer ... [1593?]; and Bainbridge & Johnson of the oath. Vellum stubs: According to Charteris: formerly used as reinforcement in the binding date from the Medieval times. Unidentified fragments, which derived from a liturgical music manuscript, contain incomplete text and one includes Gregorian chant in square notation.

1 v. ; 23 x 32 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 7624537

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