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Fragmenta regalia, or, Observations on Queene Elizabeth her tymes and favorites.

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 286
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Fragmenta regalia, or, Observations on Queene Elizabeth her tymes and favorites.
Date(s): c1630
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 119 pages, 1 volume.
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:



Scope and content/abstract:

'Fragmenta regalia, or, Observations on Queene Elizabeth her tymes and favorites' by Sir Robert Naunton. An autograph letter accompanying it, from T.R. Maynard, 1845, suggests that this is the original MS. It was first published, posthumously, in 1641. Internal evidence points to c. 1630 as the date of composition.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Arranged as set out in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purposes of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original, which must be assessed by a conservator. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Formerly belonged to T. Martin, antiquary, 1697-1771, and Rev. F. Blomefield, the Norfolk topographer, whose book-plate it contains.

Immediate source of acquisition:

See Archival History

Allied Materials

Related material:

Naunton manuscripts include those at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC, British Library Egerton MSS 1589, 2592-2593, 2594, 2598 and Harley 1580, 1581; Lambeth Palace Library and The National Archives in various State Papers series.

Publication note:

R. Schreiber, The political career of Sir Robert Naunton (1981)

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by J Caudwell.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
8 August 2002

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