Political and antiquarian miscellany of Charles Fairfax [manuscript], ca. 1587-ca. 1627.

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Fairfax, Charles, 1597-1673,. Political and antiquarian miscellany of Charles Fairfax [manuscript], ca. 1587-ca. 1627.

Political and antiquarian miscellany of Charles Fairfax [manuscript], ca. 1587-ca. 1627.

Collection of tracts, notes and observations, including: an account of Drake's Cadiz Voyage of 1587 subscribed "W:N:" (p. 481) and copied by one John Lewis ("Written according to the Coppie by me John Lewys the xxviith day of August 1587 ... being Sonday, between the howres of one and seaven in the afternoone..." p. 510); The Lord Keeper's letter to the Judges of Assizes delivered at York, 1622 (p. 251); Sir Robert Cotton's "The Danger wherein the Kingdom now standeth" (p. 271) and "A short view of the Reign of King Henry the Third" (p. 283); Sir Dudley Digges on the liberty of the subject (p. 312); "An Oration persuading a Limitation of the Succession to the French Queen" (p. 323); Tracts on Mary Stuart and the succession (p. 365); Sir Walter Raleigh's letter to the King (p. 429) and "A Dialogue Between a Councellor of State and A Justice of Peace" (p. 434); directions concerning preachers from both James I and Charles I (p. 256, p. 459); and other official documents. Also a range of antiquarian notes pertaining to the Aske (Collectanea de familia de Aske, & c, out of Mr Dodsworth's MSS. D & G & Ex Rot. Claus...), Fairfax, Villiers, Constable, and other Yorkshire families.

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