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Archers' Marks. “Archers’ Marks in Finsbury Fields”

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Archers' Marks. “Archers’ Marks in Finsbury Fields”
4 May 1601
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. iv + 91. Duodecimo. Leather, brown, gilt-tooled, clasps lost. Latin cryptogram, three lines, 1601, fol. 91, with English translation, 'Whome the sorrowful snaike ...', fol. 91v. Owned by Mr Bagford(?) (fol. ii verso)
Scope and content
Archers' Marks in Finsbury Fields'. A list of posts set up in Finsbury Fields as marks for archery and associated names. Arranged alphabetically under headings such as 'Allhollos' (Allhallows), fol. 1, and 'Clothworkers Ha', fol. 16. Written by Henry Dickman according to a Latin inscription, fol. 90, followed by 'Shoote streight and of a goode lenght.. Vivat Regina Elizabetha H D'. See Proc., 1st ser., 4 (1856-9), 50-60, for a comparison by John Williams of the names in this MS with those in William Hole's map of Finsbury Fields; Archaeologia, 100 (1966), 309.
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