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Arms of the nobility. Coloured achievements

Reference code
Arms of the nobility. Coloured achievements
late 16th century
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper; ff. xx + 95. Quarto. Original leather, brown, gilt-tooled, stamped with the royal arms, crowned and encircled by the Garter. In a green box, with red lettering-piece. Binding fragments from a 13th-century Sarum(?) breviary visible at fols. iv-viii, xii-xvi.
Scope and content
Coloured achievements (75) of the arms of the nobility in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Begins, fol. 1, with the royal arms, followed by those of the Duke of Norfolk and other peers according to precedence. The last achievement (fol. 78) is that of Thomas Howard created Baron Howard of Walden in 1597 and elected KG in the same year. Index (watermark, 1850) of arms, and of arms quartered, in a 19th century hand, fols. xviii-xx.
Neve, Peter Le (1661-1729), herald and antiquary
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Archival history
Formerly in the library of the Carews of Beddington, Surrey. Armorial bookplates of Thomas Carew, fol. x; Nicholas Carew of Beddington, 1707, fol. xi; Sir Nicholas Carew, 1st Bt. (d. 1727), fol. i; Sir Benjamin Hallowell Carew, GCB (1831), fol. ix. Bookplates of Frederick Arthur Crisp, FSA, fol. ii, and Ralph Griffin, FSA, June 1923 (fol. iii)