Charles I, King: instructions to Earl of Bridgewater

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 12 MS Add.8448
  • Dates of Creation
      1650 (Circa. Copy of original which is dated 1633)
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      1 collection

Scope and Content

'Instructions given by our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the First to...John Earle of Bridgewater Lord President of the Councell...signed by his Ma[jes]tie at Theobalds the 12th day of May in the ninth yeare of his Ma[jes]ties reigne', 72 numbered pages. The volume has the bookplate of the Duke of Beaufort, 1705.

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Acquisition Information

Received from the library of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1982.

Other Finding Aids

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The collection is no. 16 in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca bibliographici (London, 1964), p. 4.