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MS. 81 Account of the trial, execution and burial of Mary, Queen of Scots

(old shelfmark **A.81)

Language:English, with occasional Latin
Date:18th / 19th c.
Material:Paper. Watermarks: GR; Britannia within crowned oval frame (same watermarks founding MS 82)
Physical Description:28 folios (foliated (by cataloguer) i – ii, 1 – 24, iii – iv), 198 x 158 (ca. 180 x 140) mm, unruled
Rubric:25 Septembris 1586
Incipit:Upon Sunday the twenty fifth of September was the Scottish Queen brought from Churley in Staffordshire to the castle of Fotheringhay in the county of Northampton
2o folio:coarse of it
Explicit:The concourse of people was so many thousands, and after dinner the nobles departed away, everyone towards his own home.
Contents:Fols. 1r – 23r, Account of the trial, execution and burial of Mary, Queen of Scots
Script:Documentary cursive
Provenance:Old shelf-mark ‘D. 6. 43’, almost erased, inside upper cover; George Edward Larman (1895 – 1961); his bequest, 1961
Binding:19th c., quarter blue leather and marbled paper over paste boards
Notes:The text appears to be copied from the contemporary account by Robert Wynkfield.

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