Commonplace book of political and military material, circa 1629-1632.

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Holles, John, Earl of Clare, ca. 1565-1637. Commonplace book of political and military material, circa 1629-1632.

Commonplace book of political and military material, circa 1629-1632.

Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of about 85 copies of primarily political documents pertaining to events between 1592 and 1632. The volume includes speeches and letters relating to the murder of Thomas Overbury and the trial of Walter Raleigh; a description of voyage to France to aid the Huguenot cause in 1626-7 and seige of La Rochelle; a factual account, with figures, of fighting in Thirty Years' War; "The examinations of the counterfett ghost that came into St James on fryday night the 13 of 9br 1612, beeing that day sennight after Prince Harries death," whose testimony was taken by Sir Thomas Chaloner and Sir John Holles; and the confession of Anne Lady Ross to the Star Chamber declaring that she had perjured herself by "accusing the said Right Honorable Countess of Exeter with an intent & purpose to poison" her. The volume also contains a copy of the will of Holles' father, Thomas Holles of Haughton, dated 17 March 1592 and "written in his owne hand"; and "A prayer wch my deere sister Wentworth did use, coppied from her owne hand, wch I had of my mother 24th Jan. 1631."

1 v. (346 p.) ; 18 x 14 cm.

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Chaloner, Thomas, 1595-1661

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Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618

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Overbury, Thomas, Sir, 1581-1613

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Holles, John, Earl of Clare, approximately 1565-1637

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