(Scotland. Auld Alliance (or League). Mary, Queen of Scots.) COPIE OF A LETTER OF THE NOBILITIE OF THE LOYAL PARTY TO THE KING OF FRANCE.

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Description: manuscript in a clear legible clerkly hand in ink on paper, watermarked the Garter (but the arms not identified), a quarto bifolium (splitting at the fold), 3 pages of text,

Publication Details: 18th-century, before 1789

Notes: This copy is endorsed in another hand, which appears to be earlier but must be later, 'from (?)e Original in Colleg. Scot. Paris, Memoirs Scotland tom 3. fol. 252', which said original (and all 3 tomes) was destroyed during the French Revolution (though some dispute this - without evidence). The original letter is dated from Dumberton (i.e. Dumbarton), 6th July, 1568. not long after the defeat at Langside, which prevented Mary's reaching Dumbarton after her escape from Lochleven Castle. The 'loyal' nobilitie, after outlining the situation, its gravity and urgency, beg the French king for assi...more

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Price: £750

Subject: History

Published Date: before 1789

Stock Number: 67228

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