Elizabeth I, Privy Council Letter

Type: Privy Council Letter

Date: 1599

Setting: Court

Produced By/For: Queen Elizabeth I

Contents: Levy soldiers

Shelf Mark: Doc.Brown.8

Location: Brown Collection Box 1 (Acc. 1989-069, Item #11)


Description from Vendor Catalogue (Maggs Catalogue)

[Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Queen of England]

Privy Council Letter of her reign, addressed to the High Sheriff and Commissioners for the Musters of the County of Norfolk, ordering them to levy a force of 100 men to serve in Ireland because of "the contynuance of the troubles there." 2 pages folio with integral address leaf [336x463 mm, folded once, letter on the two sides of one of the resulting leaves, the address on one side of the other leaf] (seal tear professionally repaired), Richmond, 15 Jan. 1599. Signed by Sir Thomas Egerton, later Lord Ellesmere, Master of the Rolls; Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, the poet, Lord Treasurer; Charles Howard, Earl of Nottingham, who had held chief command against the Armada, Lord High Admiral; George Carey, Lord Hunsdon, Elizabeth's cousin, Lord Chamberlain; Roger North, Treasurer of the Queen's Household; William Knollys, Comptroller of the Queen's Household; Robert Cecil, later Earl of Salisbury, Secretary of State; Sir John Fortescue, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Sir John Popham, Lord Chief Justice.

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