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Copies of political tracts

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.72

Scope and Contents

Contents: Charles V, 'Instructions to his son Philip II, king of Spain', translated into English; 'Apologie for the Earl of Essex', published London, 1603; 'A Discourse written to Her Majesty concerning the retaining of the Action for the Low Countries', attrib. to Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester. fo. 50v: blank. fo. 1: '6'. fo. 2: 'F'. fo. 52v: scribblings and 'E K' in 17th-cent. hand.


  • 1600 (Circa)

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

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

From Samuel Knight DD, prebend of Ely and rector of Bluntisham, Hunts (d. 1746), the MS. descended to John Percy Baumgartner of Milton, Cambs., who presented it to the Library in 1861.

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