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Ashburnham : 'Narrative of his attendance on Charles I from Oxford to the Scotch army and to the Isle of Wight and a vindication of his conduct.'

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Reference Code: GBR/0273/ASHBURNHAM

Scope and Contents

A scribal copy in 17th-century binding. (Calf-bound with double gilt fillets on either side of each of 5 sewing bands and decorative roll at head and foot of spine. Double gilt fillet on all outer edges of boards with inward-facing fleurons at each corner.)
The narrative occupies pp. 57 to 136 of volume 2 of the text published in 1830.


  • 1646 - 1648

Biographical / Historical

John Ashburnham (1603-1671) was admitted to Peterhouse as a pensioner, 3 July 1611, but did not matriculate. Admitted to Gray's Inn, 3 March 1617. Groom of the Bedchamber, 1628; the only royal servant who followed Charles I from Oxford in 1646. For a full account see Sean Kelsey in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


1 volume(s) : Paper

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

1(2), 2(6, lacking 5-6), 3(8), 4(12), 5(6), 6(4). 312 x 200 mm. Red rules 20 mm from top and bottom, 12 mm from gutter and 48 mm from outer edge of each page.

Former / Other Reference

MS 957.1

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bookplate of Thomas Alfred Walker, who has inserted the date MCMXXVI [1926] below.


Published in 'A narrative by John Ashburnham of his attendance on King Charles the First from Oxford to the Scotch Army, and from Hampton-Court to the Isle of Wight: never before printed. To which is prefixed a vindication of his character and conduct from the misrepresentations of Lord Clarendon' by his lineal descendant and present representative [viz. George, Earl of Ashburnham], 2 vols. London, 1830.


Ashburnham, John

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Repository Details

Part of the Peterhouse (Ward) Library Repository

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