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Heraldry. Arms of English sovereigns and peers

Reference code
Heraldry. Arms of English sovereigns and peers
c. 1602
Level of description
Extent and format
ff.ii + 82.
Vellum, blind-tooled, stamped in gilt with the arms, crest and motto of the Walrond family. Cutting of a shield of Walrond on the back pastedown. Scribbles on fol. 82v include the name of Richard Petre or Peter ('ricar peeter') and 'god save Kinge James 1606'.
Scope and content
Arms of English sovereigns from Edward the Confessor to Queen Elizabeth, and of peers according to dates of creation, with genealogical and historical notes of each; c. 1602 (fol. 78v). Contains 531 coats (three blank), ending with the creation of Thomas Howard as Baron Howard de Walden, 1597, continued by a different hand with a note of his marriage and children. The arms of Queen Elizabeth (fol. 78v) are followed by a note ending 'whose happie raigne god Continewe to his pleasure 1602'. A similar collection is MSS/0347 but there are many differences in the tincture and order of the early shields, and in the details of the annotations. See further MSS/0136/4, MSS/0728/4.
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