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Sir Thomas Morgan. Account of travel in France and Flanders

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Sir Thomas Morgan. Account of travel in France and Flanders
17th century
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Extent and format
pp. i + 21. Unbound, in a purple folder.
Scope and content
"A rugged relation of Majr General Morgan(s) progresse in France & Flanders.. in the yrs" ('1657 1658' added; heading, p. 1, much amended). An account of the part played by Sir Thomas Morgan (d. ?1679; see DNB) in the expedition sent by Cromwell to assist the French in Flanders, 1657-8. A draft, not autograph, with many corrections.

The account was drawn up by Sir Thomas in 1675 (see his letter to Dr Samuel Barrow in BL Egerton MS 2618, fol. 127). It was first published in 1699 (reprinted in Harl. Misc., 3 (1745), 326-35, and later). The relationship of the present MS to the printed edition is unclear. Many of the corrections in the MS agree with the printed edition but there are also differences in wording. Added in a different hand at the end of the MS, p. 14, is a list of casualties (also printed, ibid.). The draft, pp. 1-14, is accompanied by a modern certified copy, pp. 15-21, of the will of Sir Thomas Morgan of Pencarne (d. 1595; see DNB), who served in the Low Countries under William of Orange.
Morgan, Sir Thomas (d c. 1679), Knight and Major General
Previous reference number(s)
MS 684