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Philip Stringer: A Brief of the Entertainment given to Queen Elizabeth at Oxford 1592

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.34

Scope and Contents

Preceded by copy of letter from Stringer to 'Mr Dr Moutloe' [Henry Mowtlowe LLD], 3 May 1603. Also, in a second hand: 'Preparation at Oxford in August 1605 against the coming thither of King James ...' fo. 87v: 'The Manuscript found in Mr Bucks Study 1722.' Scribbled sums on fo. 1


  • Creation: 1605 (Circa)


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1 volume(s) (1 volume paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Belonged to Samuel Knight DD, prebend of Ely and rector of Bluntisham, Hunts. After Knight's death in 1746, the MS. descended to John Percy Baumgartner of Milton, Cambs., who presented it to the Library in 1859.

Existence and Location of Copies

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Printed in C. Plummer (ed.), Elizabethan Oxford, Oxford, 1887, pp. 249-61, without the letter. Printed with the letter in J. Nichols, Progresses of Queen Elizabeth, vol. 3, London, 1823, pp. 149-60. Both printed editions taken from this MS. 'Preparation at Oxford in August 1605 against the coming thither of King James ...', published in abbreviated form in Nichols, Progresses of King James the First, vol. 1, London, 1828, pp. 530-59, from a copy made by Thomas Baker from this MS.
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