Privy Council Letters to the JPs of Middlesex and Surrey (A)

BL: Additional MS 11,402

f 86 (19 March)


lettres to the Lord mayor and Iustices of middlesex & Surrey for the restraint of Stage plaies, till other direction bee given./


  • Document Description

    Record title: Privy Council Letters to the JPs of Middlesex and Surrey (A)
    Repository: BL
    Shelfmark: Additional MS 11,402
    Repository location: London

    The original Privy Council Registers for 1601/2–13 were destroyed by fire in 1618. These abstract entries, among many others from 1550 to 1610, were copied into a volume owned by Gilbert Burnet (1643–1715), bishop of Salisbury, 1689–1702.

    The Privy Council's letters on 19 March were undoubtedly prompted by rising concerns relating to the declining health of Queen Elizabeth, who died a week later on 24 March.

    For an abstract of the document and details of its transcription history, see the related EMLoT event record.

    early 17th c.; English; paper; iv (modern) + 163 + iv (modern); 356mm x 220mm; modern pencil foliation 1–163; good condition; bound in maroon cloth with red leather corners and spine, gold-stamped title on spine: 'ABSTRACT OF | THE REGISTERS | OF THE | PRIVY COUNCIL | 1550–1610 | [2 rules] | BRITISH | LIBRARY | [2 rules] | ADDITIONAL | MS. | 11,402.'

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