Petition (copy)

Scope and Content

Contemporary copy of The humble peticion of Roger Townesend and William Dyx to hir ma.ties most honorable Privie Counsell, respecting the payment of revenue arising from possessions of the Earl of Arundel.

[Philip Howard, 13th Earl of Arundel (1557-1595), was attainted in 1589. His honours were forfeit and he was condemned to death, but the sentence was never carried out. He died in the Tower in 1595, rumoured to have been poisoned.]