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Life and death of Cardinal Wolsey.

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Author/Creator:
Cavendish, George, 1500-1561?
Language:
English, Latin. In English.
Earliest possible date:
1580
Latest possible date:
1600
Imprint:
[England, latter half of 16th century.]
Format:
  • Manuscript/Archive
  • 1 v. (123 leaves); 22 cm.
Note:
Lacks the prologue, four pages of text in the beginning and one at the end. Seven loose fragments of the Harbord accounts are inserted.
Citation:
Reported to : Bibliothèque Nationale pre-1600 manuscript census.
Summary:
This copy is of particular interest on account of the family financial records (17th century) of the Harbords who originally owned the manuscript and which are to be found in the front and back of the volume. These records give values of commodities, rents, land holdings, wages of servants, labourers, etc. Also because the Harbords lived near Stratford-on-Avon and because one of the receipts is to a William Shakespeare, it is remotely possible that this was the copy Shakespeare used when writing Henry VIII. There is also a receipt to a John Milton.
Note:
One of perhaps a dozen copies of this manuscript, the work was not published until 1641 due to the then treasonable nature of the text.
Provenance:
Purchased, 1938.
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