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Cambridge. Account of Elizabeth I’s visit to Cambridge

Reference code
MSS/0030
Title
Cambridge. Account of Elizabeth I’s visit to Cambridge
Date
5-10 August 1564. c. 1564, with 17th century additions
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper; ff. i + 124. Quarto. Leather, brown. At the foot of fol. 124 'Alexander fitzieffrey scriptor' (whose name is given among BAs of Queens', fol. 102)
Scope and content
Commentarii hexaemeri Rerum Cantabrigiae actarum, cum Serenissima Regina.. Elizabeth, in Academiam Cantab. advenerat..' (heading, fol. 4, annotated 'Collectore N. Robynsono'). An account, fols. 4-83v, of Queen Elizabeth's visit to Cambridge, 5-10 August 1564; apparently written shortly after the events described. Latin. Nicholas Robinson, afterwards Bishop of Bangor (d. 1585), was bursar, 1551-3, and Vice-President, 1561, of Queens' College (see DNB); his name is included among the fellows of Queens', fol. 102. See J. Nichols, The Progresses.. of Queen Elizabeth, III (1805), 27-134. In the same hand, fols. 85-117v, 121r, v, names of founders, benefactors, masters and senior officers, scholars, etc., of Cambridge colleges compiled between 1564-7 (includes Robert Beaumont, Master of Trinity, d. 1567). See Nichols, 135-74. Later additions, 17th century, of excerpts, Latin, from The Worlds Great Restauration. Or, the Calling of the Jewes (1621) by William Gouge, DD, Puritan divine (1578-1653; see DNB), fols. 1-3, and notes of last sayings of famous people, fol. 118.
Creator
Robinson, Nicholas (d 1585), Bishop of Bangor
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/30
MS 30