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Papers relating to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Late sixteenth or seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Gg.03.34

Scope and Contents

(1) ‘Sir Thos. Smith’s dialogue about Qu. Elizabeth’s marriage’; (2) ‘The effecte of the lorde keper’s oracion in the starre chambere the laste daye of Hyllarys terme, 1566’; (3) ‘Allegacions ageynst the surmysed tytle of the queene of Scotts and the favorers of the same’; (4) ‘An answeare to the former allegations agt the queene of Scott’s title to the crowne of England’; (5) ‘Allegacions in the behalf of the highe and myghty princes the ladye Marie nowe queene of Scottes ageynste the opynyons and books sette forthe in the parte and favor of the ladye Katheryne and ye rest of thissues of the frenche queene touching the successyon to the crowne’, dated at the end ’20 Marcii 1565’; (6) an essay concerning the right of the lady Katherine; (7) the will of King Henry VIII; (8) ‘The humble petycion of the comons of the lower howse to the quens mae Quene Elyzabeth’; (9) ‘The answere of Queene Elyzabeth to the comons of the lowere howse who movede her to marrye and to take ordere for the succession the first year of her raygne’; (10) ‘The humble petycion of the lordes of the upper howse to the quene’s ma’tie at that tyme’; (11) ‘The speche of the queens ma’tie had the next parlyament followynge the teusday after Alhallowsdaye to the duke of Norfolk’ and others; (12) ‘That the lymytacion of the succession of the crown shold be for the queens majesties safety’; (13) concerning the state of the realm; (14) ‘A consyderacion had of the quens ma’ties estate at this pnt upon the questyons following: ffyrste, whethere the same be so perfecte as yt nedyth not any augmentacion of strengthe and pollycye to make it more perfecte and free: if yt doo neede, then what be the meanes to encrease the perfeccion thereof’; (15) the petition of the duke of Norfolk to the queen, 1571; (16) ‘A copye of a letter wch was sayd to be wrytten to the L. B. by Ferle’; (17) ‘Certeyne arguments collected owt of the scryptures, out of the cyvyll lawe and the comon, and exhybetyd to the quens ma’tie by sum of bothe howses ageynst the quene of Scotts’; (18) ‘An humble petycyon to here ma’tie and the reasons gatherede out of cyvyll lawe by certeyne apoyntede by authorytye in parlyament to prove that yt doth stande not onelye wth justice but also wth the quenes ma’ties honor and saftye to procede crymynallye agaynst the pretentyde Scottyshe quene’; (19) proceedings in parliament concerning the Queen of Scots, including two speeches of Queen Elizabeth I; (20) ‘The Scottysh quene to Anthony Babyngton’; (21) ‘The queen’s letter wrytten to Sir Amys Pawlette havyng then the charge of the Scottyshe queene at ffotherynga castle’; (22) ‘The answer of Anthony Babyngton’ to the Queen of Scots; (23) ‘The Scottyshe quenes letter to Anthony Babyngton’; (24) Anthony Babington ‘to Mr Haw alias How, secretary to her ma’tie’; (25) ‘Anthony Babyngton’s letter to the queene of Scotts. 3 Augustii, 1586’; (26) ‘The procedynge ageynst Marye quene of Scotts at ffotherynga, 1586’; (27) ‘A breefe declaracon of Ballards and Babyngtons conspyracy dyscoveryd the IIIrd of August 1586’; (28) ‘Reasons for the Scottyshe queene taken out of ye memoryes of ffraunce’, and the answers; (29) an account of the death of the Queen of Scots; (30) ‘A prayer usually sayd in the parlyament howse for the queene’; (31) ‘Certeyne reasons to move her ma’tie to accept the soverantye of the Lowe Contreys’.

Some pedigrees and wills of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries are written in a much later hand upon the unnumbered pages at the end of the book. They relate to the families of Daniell, Blake, Mugge, More, Strode and Norton. It is stated at the foot of the first page of them that ‘These pedigrees are written by the hand of James Gressham of Fulham in Middl. esq.’ There is also one page of index.


  • Creation: Late sixteenth or seventeenth century


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1 volume(s)

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Custodial History

In the Library by the mid 1750s.

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