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Accession Number: 02-1004

Title

Journal of the British Parliament from February 1620 to December 1621, reign of James I. -- 1620-1621. -- 3 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

The Stuart dynasty began in Britain with the reign of James I (James VI of Scotland) in 1603. His reign was marked by the Gunpowder Plot, a new translation of the bible, the rise of Puritanism and increasing hostility between monarch and Parliament as the latter increased under the influence of barons and an increasingly powerful merchant class. James I died in 1625. (See, for example, Victor Slater. The Political History of Tudor and Stuart England. N.Y.: Routledge, 2002).

Custodial History

Unknown

Scope and Content

Item is an original handwritten manuscript of the proceedings of the British Parliament during the reign of James I, dated February 1620 to December 1621. The manuscript is written on rag paper and is 117 pages in length. It is bound in half-calf, and the spine has the inscription: "Phillips MSS 3093." The binder's ticket on the inside cover has the inscription: "Bretherton ligavit 1848."

Notes

This original manuscript was digitized in April 2012.
(see: https://archive.org/details/journalofbritish00unse).
Trent University Archives gratefully acknowledges the support of Internet Archive in this endeavor.

Title based on the contents of the manuscript.

The manuscript is in excellent condition. There is minor staining.

This item was donated by Robert Hunter and received as part of the Hunter Collection.

The item is written in English, Latin, and French.

Restrictions: N

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