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Account of Elizabeth I’s visit to Cambridge

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Account of Elizabeth I’s visit to Cambridge
c. 1564
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper; ff. i + 124.
Leather binding, 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.

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, in 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.
Robinson, Nicholas (d 1585), Bishop of Bangor
Previous reference number(s)
MS 30