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

Scope and Content

'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.

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Acquisition Information

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by J Caudwell.

Separated 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.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Custodial History

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


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